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Department of State Confirms Phased Resumption of Visa Services via Tweet

In a mid-morning tweet posted on July 13, @Travel-Gov (Official Twitter for U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs) confirmed the following: “US embassies and consulates are beginning the phased resumption of routine visa services. The dates for each embassy or consulate will depend on local conditions. We are unable to provide details for […]

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Canada Day is approaching! Can I Travel to Canada?

In order to limit the further spread of coronavirus, the U.S. has reached agreements with both Canada and Mexico to limit all non-essential travel across borders, as part of a North American approach to stop the spread of the virus. These measures were implemented on March 21, 2020 and were originally in place for 30 […]

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Can I Still Apply For or Renew My TN or L-1 Status?

In this video, our Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli answers one of the most common questions we are hearing from clients right now: “Can I still apply for or renew my TN or L-1 status?” The answer is yes! While the border remains closed until July 21, 2020, CBP is still accepting applications for both […]

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Guide to Traveling to the U.S. During the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 24, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published notice of the Secretary’s decisions to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada  and Mexico into the United states at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada and United States-Mexico border to “essential travel.”  Given the outbreak and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic within […]

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Current State of TN & L-1 Applications at the Canadian Border

While technically the Northern border between Canada and the United States remains closed due to COVID-19, our Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details what activities are still allowed at the border. This includes traveling to the United States for work purposes and also applying for a TN or L-1 visa! Unfortunately, travel for pleasure purposes, such […]

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Temporary Closure of Trusted Traveler Program Enrollment Centers Extended

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) extended closure of its Trusted Traveler Program enrollment centers until at least July 6, 2020. The extended closure applies to all Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, and FAST enrollment locations with public access.  Scheduled interviews for conditionally approved Trusted Traveler Program applicantshave been cancelled and must be rescheduled using the […]

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USCIS to Resume Public Services at Some Offices on June 22

U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced its plan to resume offering public services at some of its domestic offices on June 22, 2019. USCIS has been offering only emergency in-person public services for almost three months since it temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers on March […]

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U.S. Travel Ban Exemption for Professional Athletes Announced

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Trump issued a series of proclamations prohibiting the entry of all aliens who were physically present in China, Iran, the Schengen Area (comprised of 29 European countries), the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland during the 14-day period prior to their entry or attempted entry to the […]

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