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Tag: L1_Visa

  • 2013 Goal – Expand your Canadian business into the U.S.

    Each new year brings promise, excitement, and goals of self-improvement.  If you are a small business owner in Canada, you might have plans to expand your company into new markets and industries this year.  The L-1 intracompany transferee regulations under the NAFTA treaty provides special rules allowing you to open a new office in the […]

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  • Year End Review of the L-1 Category

    The L-1 visa category is available to individuals who have been employed on a full-time basis by a foreign corporation outside of the U.S. for at least one year during the preceding three-year period in either a managerial, executive (L-1A), or specialized knowledge (L-1B) capacity. This category allows an individual to “transfer” to the affiliated […]

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  • L-1A Status Granted to Canadian Exec Opening New Office in NYC

    Berardi Immigration Law was recently retained by a Canadian professional who wished to enter the United States to open a new branch of his Canadian-based company in the United States. Our client is the President/Creative Director of a successful marketing corporation, and in order to successfully fulfill the demands of his U.S. customer accounts, as […]

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  • New Filing Option for Canadian TN Nonimmigrants

    Effective October 1, 2012, changes to filing procedures for TN classification have changed.  These changes impact both individuals and employers of foreign nationals.  Filing of L petitions are not effected by these changes. Canadian TN Nonimmigrants USCIS is now accepting Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Workers, filed on behalf of Canadian citizens seeking TN classification […]

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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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  • ALERT: Requests for Evidence and Denial Rates by CIS have Increased Dramatically

    New data obtained from CIS indicates a substantial increase in the number of Requests for Evidence (RFEs) and Denials issued with respect to nonimmigrant employment-based petitions (L, H, O, P for example).  This is despite the fact that the law and relevant regulations remain unchanged.

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  • Letter to President Obama Regarding L-1 Processing at CIS Service Centers

    Letter-to-president-Obama.pdf <<click on text to view letter.

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  • NAFTA Nonimmigrant Visas (TN and L-1): A Comparison

    NAFTA Visas: A Comparison L-1 Status TN Status Summary Available to individuals who have been employed on a full-time basis by a foreign corporation outside of the U.S. for at least one year during the preceding three-year period in either a managerial, executive (L-1A), or specialized knowledge (L-1B) capacity.  Individual “transfers” to affiliated U.S. entity. […]

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  • L-1 Nonimmigrant Visa: Intracompany Transferees

    Is it time to expand your foreign business in the U.S.? Do you work for a foreign corporation that is looking to transfer you to the U.S.? If so, you may qualify for L-1 nonimmigrant status. The L-1 visa category is used to transfer foreign employees to U.S. affiliated companies. Berardi Immigration Law has successfully handled hundreds […]

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