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Tag: L1_Visa

Increase in US Visa Fees for Australians

The US Department of State has dramatically increased visa issuance fees for Australian nationals in certain visa categories as of December 23, 2019. The US government charges visa issuance fees for nonimmigrant visas that are approved. The fee increases are intended to reciprocate the fees the Australian government charges US citizens who are issued visas.  […]

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The L-1 Category and “Doing Business”

The L-1 category allows a U.S. employer to transfer an executive, manager, or specialized knowledge employee from an affiliated foreign office to one of its offices in the United States. To qualify, there are specific requirements that must be satisfied by both the petitioning employer and the beneficiary employee. On the employer’s side, it must […]

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L-1 Renewal Case Summary 1.21.2020

Our office is happy to report another successful trip to the Peace Bridge for an L-1 renewal.  Over the last year, Customs & Border Protection (CBP) has said their rules are changing regarding the adjudication of L-1 renewals.  Moving forward, if an individual has spent approximately six months or longer in the United States per […]

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L-1 Case Summary 1.21.2020

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli reports another successful trip to the border for a first-time L-1 applicant. When our team puts together an L-1 package, we want to be able to show several things: person holds a qualifying position the foreign entity and U.S.-based entity are properly affiliated; and the two entities are actively doing business.  […]

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L-1 Case Summary 10.25.2019

In addition to summarizing a successful L-1 application, Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom covers some of the information you should know about entering the U.S. over land versus air. He explains what the I-94 would look like for each and how to check your I-94 status online.

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L-1 Functional Manager Case Summary 10.25.2019

Our firm recently assisted a senior project manager secure an L-1 visa for the full three year period. Attorney Zachary Ahlstrom was able to prove that she would fill the role of function manager, as opposed to a people manager, and would be involved with decision making in the U.S., despite having no direct reports.

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L-1 Case Summary 10.11.2019

One of applicants applied at the Derby Line point of entry in Vermont.  The first time applicant managed teams in the U.S. and Canada.  Our team overcame the challenge of establishing the affiliation between the two teams, including translating voluminous documents and highlighting what information from those documents was important for the case.  Attorney Sarah […]

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L-1 Renewal Case Summary 10.11.2019

Attorney Sarah Michalek tells us a bit about a recent applicant’s success at the border. The applicant was a long time L-1A holder, and our team was able to show that he was within the limits for days spent in the U.S., had permanent ties to Canada, and that he held a managerial role. Border […]

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Berardi Services at the Peace Bridge

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) encourages first time TN and L1 applicants to go to one designated ports of entry where applicants will receive optimized processing. There are fourteen total ports designated for optimized processing. This includes the Peace Bridge...

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L-1 Case Summary 07.05.2019

Zach Ahlstrom, an Associate Attorney here at Berardi Immigration Law, recently had a successful L-1 application presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge located in Buffalo, NY. This L-1 application was for a manager who didn’t necessarily manage people. Instead, this applicant managed an essential function or component within the organization […]

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