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L-1 & TN Visa Application Procedures (Sept. 2020)

In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details the current process for applying for an L-1 or TN visa at the U.S./Canadian northern border given the recurring closures for non-essential travel. Essentially, the process remains largely the same. As is normally the case, the applicant will drive up to U.S Customs and Border Protection and […]

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The L-1 Category for Managers

The L-1 category is utilized by multinational companies to transfer managerial, executive, and specialized knowledge employees from a foreign entity to a parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch office in the United States. To qualify, a petitioner must prove that it has a qualifying relationship with the transferee’s foreign employer and that it is doing business […]

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L-1 Case Summary: Personnel Manager

We recently had a successful L-1 client present their application to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom had a client who was a personnel manager. Zach was able to prepare an application in which he proved that the manager was a […]

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L-1 Managers Q&A

Following are some of the most frequently asked questions about the L-1 category. Q: What does it mean to be “doing business”? A: Doing business means the regular, systematic, and continuous provision of goods and/or services by a qualifying organization and does not include the mere presence of an agent or office of the qualifying organization […]

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Executive Order Overview: L-1 Visa

In today’s video, our Associate Attorney, Zach Ahlstrom, discusses the impact of President Trump’s executive order on certain nonimmigrant visa categories. One of these categories is the L-1 visa. However, as Canadians are visa-exempt, Canadians are still eligible to apply for and renew L-1 status at the border. When the executive order was initially issued […]

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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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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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Immigration Updates from USCIS, CBP, DOS, and DOL due to COVID-19

COVID-19 is having a vast impact on immigration operations across all government agencies. To help navigate these challenges, Berardi Immigration Law is providing a summary with the most recent updates from US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Customs and Border Protection, the Department of State, and the Department of Labor.  Updates from USCIS  Premium processing suspended […]

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Canada’s Mandatory Travel Quarantine: What You Need to Know

On March 25, 2020, Canada announced that it will be invoking the Quarantine Act to impose mandatory self-isolation for international travelers entering the country. Individuals must self-quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine went into effect at midnight last night. This includes individuals crossing at land ports of entry between Canada and the U.S. This is […]

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