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  • O is for the Oscars and O-1 visas

    February 24th is Hollywood’s biggest award night – The Oscars.  While many actors are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders), there are just as many who are not.  So, how do foreign national actors and others in the entertainment industry work in the U.S.?   The O-1 visa category.   The O-1 visa category […]

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  • New Immigrant Visa Fee takes effect February 1, 2013

    Here’s a point-by-point look at everything you need to know about the new Immigrant Visa (IV) fee that takes effect tomorrow: Who Pays? Fee Amount: $165.00 Applies to MOST individuals who receive an Immigrant Visa (IV) package from a U.S. Consulate/Embassy (including Canada and Mexico). Children who enter the United States under the Orphan or […]

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  • When NOT to listen to the little voice inside your head …

    Often times clients come to Berardi Immigration Law once they have hit a problem in their immigration pursuits.  While most times, we are able to help the client and provide a solution to their problems; that may not always be the situation.  Therefore, to avoid extra undue stress, consider contacting us before you start your […]

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  • NEXUS helps time-strapped business travelers

    If you frequently travel between Canada and the U.S. for business, you have probably grown accustomed to long lines and delays at airports and border crossings. For frequent business travelers, using a NEXUS card to cross the border is a great solution to avoid lines,

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  • HR Professionals Ask About their Employment-Based Immigration Concerns

    Recently, Berardi Immigration Law reached out to a number of our corporate immigration clients to find out what some of the most frequently asked questions from their foreign employees are.   Here are some of those responses: Q: Can foreign employees working in the U.S. travel outside the U.S.? A: Generally yes but the requirements may […]

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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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  • Diversity Visa Lottery Program Provides a Shot at U.S. Permanent Residency

    Starting at noon (EDT) on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, the Dept. of State will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.  The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered annually to allow a class of immigrants known as “diversity immigrants” to immigrant to the U.S. The diversity immigrants are ones who otherwise may […]

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  • Don't Let Surprises at the Border Squash Your Holiday Fun

    With the upcoming Labor Day/Labour Day weekend (August 31 – September 3), Berardi Immigration Law sends out a friendly reminder to our friends to plan your trips accordingly for an increase in traffic at border crossings. Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

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  • CBP Mulls Elimination of I-94 Card

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced on 08/13/2012 that it plans to eliminate Form I-94: Arrival/Departure Record. This document plays an essential and vital role in proving lawful admission, maintenance of status, and expiration of authorized stay to nonimmigrant aliens. The elimination of the I-94 is already causing great concern on how this will […]

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  • Cross-Border Motorists to Get Enhanced Border Wait Time Information

    New traffic scanners will provide cross-border motorists with minute-by-minute updates at the Peace Bridge and Queenston-Lewiston Bridge.

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