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Tag: O1_Visas

COVID-19 & US Immigration

I hope you are well and staying healthy during the coronavirus outbreak.  We know that there is much worry and uncertainty for our clients during this time, especially for businesses with foreign national workers and cross-border employees. We’ve taken the time to address some of the most common concerns during this time, outlined below. Please feel […]

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Featured Client of the Month: Amber Mac

Amber Mac(Arthur) is a globally recognized Digital Innovation Expert, and one of Berardi Immigration Law’s most recent client success stories.  Amber is a successful entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker and social media influencer. She has authored two bestselling technology books and is also a regular tech expert on major TV and radio networks such as CNN, […]

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Temporarily Working in the U.S.

There are numerous options available to foreign nationals who wish to enter the U.S. and work on a temporary basis. The first step is acquiring a nonimmigrant visa or work permit. This allows an individual to enter and work in the States for a limited period of time. The application process begins with an employer […]

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EAD Rule: Compelling Circumstances

On January 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began implementing its amended regulations regarding certain employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs. The government published its final rule regarding the proposed changes in November 2016. The final rule provides the text of the new and revised regulatory language as well as DHSs responses to […]

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A Busy Summer at the Border for BIL

Over the last six weeks, BIL has met an impressive 34 clients at the Peace Bridge port of entry in Buffalo, N.Y., to present applications for temporary employment and admission into the U.S. A majority of these individuals were Canadian clients who were applying for TN and L-1 status to temporarily work and reside in […]

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O-1B Visa: Not Just for ‘Traditional’ Artists

The O-1 visa category is an employment-related status that allows qualified aliens of extraordinary ability to live and work in their particular area of specialization in the United States. One particular subset of this visa category is the O-1B visa. The O-1B visa is for individuals with extraordinary ability in the arts who can show […]

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Agents as O-1 Sponsors

Many O-1 petitions are filed by traditional employers where the beneficiary will perform one specific job with just one specific employer. In the entertainment industry, however, the traditional employer/employee relationship doesn’t always exist. Many self-employed workers (actors, performers, musicians, etc.) use agents to arrange short-term jobs with multiple employers. There are several options which provide flexibility for […]

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O-2 Visas are NOT "Jr. O-1s"

As we discussed in our blog O is for the Oscars and O-1 visas, many individuals in the entertainment industry utilize the O-1 visa as a way to work in the United States.  The O-1 visa has strict guidelines for approval and is intended for individuals with “Extraordinary Ability” in a variety of industries or […]

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O is for the Oscars and O-1 visas

February 24th is Hollywood’s biggest award night – The Oscars.  While many actors are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents (green card holders), there are just as many who are not.  So, how do foreign national actors and others in the entertainment industry work in the U.S.?   The O-1 visa category.   The O-1 visa category […]

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