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Tag: TN_Visa

  • Not using an Immigration Attorney… maybe you should be!

    Why is it important to use a licensed immigration attorney? The simple answer- so you are fully informed, applications get filed properly, and most importantly your status in the U.S. is not jeopardized.  This week, Berardi Immigration Law, learned of two cases of how the negative consequences of not hiring a licensed immigration attorney can […]
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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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  • Year End Review of the TN Category

    As 2012 is coming to an end, Berardi Immigration Law is taking a look at past TN blogs and videos and re-posting some of our “favorites” that we believe will help guide you in the TN process. Basic overview of the TN category: The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) makes temporary employment in the U.S. […]
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  • Management Consultant TN is a Closely Scrutinized Visa Category

    Last week, our Associate Attorney Jennifer Early represented a client at the Peace Bridge who works as a Management Consultant for the international developer of water, sanitation and hygiene programs. CBP inspectors consider the Management Consultant category under NAFTA to be an invitation for fraud and abuse. To qualify for TN status under most NAFTA […]
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  • Careful consideration should be given to degree for TN application

    In another successful TN border case, Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi, represented a client who wanted to obtain a TN visa. The TN visa is available to Canadian or Mexican nationals seeking employment under the NAFTA Treaty.  The job position must be one of the approved professions set forth by NAFTA, like Accountant, Computer Systems Analyst, Engineer, and […]
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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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  • Noncitizen Pharmacists Win Big Decision in New York State

    In a recent case brought up the U.S. Court of Appeals by nonimmigrant pharmacists, the Second Circuit applied strict scrutiny review and found that New York Educ. Law §6805(1)(6), which limits the issuance of pharmacist licenses to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents only, is unconstitutional.
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  • TN Nonimmigrant Visa: Employing Canadian and Mexican Nationals Under NAFTA

    Basic Information about the TN Visa TN Visas are available to citizens of Canada and Mexico who meet certain requirments. This visa category was created under the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canadian and Mexican citizens can work in the U.S. in positions listed in Appendix 1603.d.1. The 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement […]
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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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