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  • Thanksgiving Travel Tips

    In the U.S., friends and family gather from all over to spend time together for Thanksgiving. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are planning to travel over this holiday.  U.S. Citizens For U.S. citizens, Thanksgiving weekend might be the perfect opportunity to travel abroad. First, you should ensure that your […]
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  • CBP Announces ESTA Ineligibility for Travelers Who Have Been Present in Cuba

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) recently announced that individuals who have been present in Cuba or who are dual nationals of a Visa Waiver Program (“VWP”) country and Cuba will be ineligible for ESTA.  Previously, on January 21, 2021, DOS designated Cuba as a State Sponsor of Terrorism, making these individuals ineligible for travel […]
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  • Understanding After-Sales Service and ESTA Guidelines

    When it comes to international travel, understanding the rules and regulations is crucial to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey. For individuals planning to visit the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), it’s important to be aware of the guidelines regarding permissible activities. One area […]
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  • What is ESTA and How do I Apply?

    According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is an automated system that assists in determining eligibility to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and whether such travel poses any law enforcement or security risk. Upon completion of your ESTA application, you will be […]
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  • DHS Waives Interview Requirement for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas

    The Secretary of State and Department of Homeland Security have recently announced a new policy authorizing consular officers to waive the in-person interview requirement for certain temporary employment nonimmigrant visa applicants through December 31, 2022. This new authorization applies to temporary workers that are applying for the H-1B, H-3, H-4, L, O, P, and Q […]
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  • Marleen Pfeiffer & Juan Reyes US Green Card

    In May of 2016, Marleen Pfeiffer and her husband, Juan Reyes, reached out to Berardi Immigration Law. Marleen’s then fifteen-year-old son, Mads, was turned away from the U.S. border due to an accidental overstay on his ESTA. Mads was forced to remain in Denmark while his mother and step-father worked tirelessly to get him back […]
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