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Department of State Issues New Rules Restricting Entry for Pregnant Women

Effective January 24, 2020, the Department of State (DOS) amended its regulation governing the issuance of visas in the “B” nonimmigrant classification for temporary visitors for pleasure.  This new rule establishes that travel to the United States with the primary purpose of obtaining U.S. citizenship for a child by giving birth in the U.S. is an […]

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B Visa: What is it? What can you do with it?

In general, when a citizen of a foreign country wishes to enter the United States, the foreign national must first obtain a visa. The visa allows a foreign national to travel to a U.S. port of entry and request permission of a U.S. immigration official to enter the United States. While Canadian Citizens are required to present a valid passport at the port of entry, they typically do not need a visa to enter the United States directly from Canada for the purposes of visiting or studying...

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USCIS Proposes Filing Fee Increases

On November 14, 2019, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a proposed regulation, which would substantially increase the filing fees for many types of immigration benefits. The agency’s notice of proposed rulemaking, which is published in the Federal Register, explains that the proposed regulation would increase costs for most petitioners and applicants...

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Attention: Chinese Citizens with 10-year B1, B2, or B1/B2 Visas

Beginning in November 2016, in accordance with the agreement signed between the United States and China to extend visa validity, Chinese citizens with 10-year B1, B2, or B1/B2 (visitor) visas in Peoples’ Republic of China passports, will be required to periodically update biographical and other information from their visa application. Updates will be required via […]

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Tips for Doing Business in the U.S.

The B-1 Business Visitor Category The B-1 nonimmigrant visa category allows certain visitors to enter the U.S. for limited and specific business activities.  B-1 visitors cannot engage in any activity or perform a service that would constitute local employment for hire within the U.S., and the category is not meant for extended, long-term activity. What […]

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Border Issues Resolved with Assistance from Berardi Immigration Law

Following are highlights from Berardi Immigration Law’s border work during the past week: • Berardi Immigration Law’s managing partner, Rosanna Berardi, appeared at the Peace Bridge to present an L-1A application on behalf of a client who had reached his seven-year cap. Under the regulations, L-1A status and L-1B status is capped at seven- and five-year […]

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Does your short-term project in the U.S. require work authorization?

If you are coming to the U.S. to do “productive work,” even for a short period of time, you must be authorized by the U.S. government to do so. Berardi Immigration Law was recently retained by an independent film company who wanted to obtain work authorization for a Canadian Graphic Designer who has extensive experience […]

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Fact or Fiction for B-2 Visitors

Questions persist about the amount of time that a foreign national may be present in the U.S. as a “visitor.”  Our post today will focus on identifying some common statements we hear from clients regarding B-2 admissions and determining if those statements are fact or fiction. Statement #1: A visitor to the U.S. can’t stay […]

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