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Tag: B Visas

  • 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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  • September 9, 2012 Marks Effective Date of Historic U.S./Russia Visa Agreement

    Starting September 9, 2012, the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia will now issue business travelers and tourists visas for multiple entries during a 36-month (3 year) period.  This historic U.S.-Russian visa agreement will default to this 3-year, multiple entry visa as a way to facilitate easier travel and establish stronger ties between the U.S. and […]
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  • The "Obvious" Visa Category is Not Always the Correct Visa Category

    Earlier this week, Berardi Immigration Law represented a member of a long-established religious order of friars. Our client was seeking entry into the U.S. to complete a religious program of spiritual discernment and volunteer work. The immigration regulations provide for an R-1 nonimmigrant category which allow full-time religious ministers and workers to enter the U.S.
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  • B-1/B-2 Visas: Visitors to the U.S.

    Are you planning to visit the U.S. for a vacation, to attend a seminar or to visit relatives? If so, there are specific immigration provisions you should be aware of. Qualifying for a Visa Applicants for visitor visas must show that they qualify under provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The presumption in the […]
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  • B-1 or Not B-1? THAT is the question

    It can be difficult for foreign workers, who wish to come to the United States for business purposes, to understand when a B-1 Business Visitor Visa is sufficient and when Work Authorization is required. Working in the U.S. without the appropriate authorization can have life-long consequences. Therefore, a careful analysis of the work to be […]
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