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  • Understanding OPT Cap-Gap

    The H-1B visa allows employers to temporarily employ a foreign national, who possesses at least a bachelor’s degree, in a specialty occupation. The H-1B employment period generally begins on October 1, the start of the federal government’s fiscal year.  There are special rules that act to automatically extend the US employment eligibility of qualified F-1 […]

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  • Crucial Changes to Unlawful Presence Regulations

    The Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) and the Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAHs) are the comprehensive and authoritative sources for the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) organization structures, policies and procedures. These resources convey codified information to DOS staff and contractors, so they can carry out their duties in accordance with statutory, executive and Department mandates. Recently […]

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  • Frequently Asked Questions: F-1 Status

    The F-1 visa enables an individual to enter the U.S. as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program. The student must be enrolled in a program that culminates in a degree, diploma or certificate and the school […]

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  • Frequently Asked Questions: OPT Employment

    The F-1 visa enables an individual to enter the U.S. as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program. The student must be enrolled in a program that culminates in a degree, diploma or certificate and the school […]

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  • Frequently Asked Questions: CPT Employment

    The F-1 visa enables an individual to enter the U.S. as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program. The student must be enrolled in a program that culminates in a degree, diploma or certificate and the school […]

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  • Peace Bridge Recap for May

    May was a very busy month for Berardi Immigration Law. We met a total of 23 clients at the Peace Bridge to present TN and L-1 petitions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). We also had several complex cases regarding admissibility issues. Below is a recap of two interesting matters we advised upon this month. • Immigration […]

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  • Back to School Brings Changes for Some "Student Visa" Holders

    Right on the heels of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announcing the elimination of I-94 cards, CBP has now stated that it will no longer provide admission stamps on Forms I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status) and DS-2019 (Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status).

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