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  • Testing & Vaccine Requirements for Entering the U.S.

    The rules and regulations for entering the U.S. by air or land are difficult to track. Do you need a test? Do you need to be vaccinated? And how do the rules differ for entering the U.S. by air or land/ferry? Luckily, our associate attorney Zach Ahlstrom has everything you need to know in this […]
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  • Update: Vaccination Requirements for Entry to U.S. by Land or Ferry

    Berardi Immigration Law Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli has information on vaccination requirements for entry to the U.S. by land or ferry/boat (read about entry by air here). Learn more on the Berardi Blog. If you have any questions, contact Berardi Immigration Law today. We would love to hear from you.
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  • Top 10 Travel Tips Recommended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    With Christmas just a couple of days away, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released some tips that travelers should heed to ensure smooth travel as wait times at Ports of Entry and airports will surely be increased during this busy holiday season. Prepare your documents Possess a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative document such […]
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  • Crossing the Border: New Medical Exam 60 Day Rule Suspension

    Due to processing delays and related impacts from COVID-19, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily waiving a requirement that the Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record) must have been signed by the civil surgeon (physician) performing the examination no more than 60 days before an applicant applies for an immigration […]
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  • USCIS Temporarily Waiving 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures

    On December 9, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is temporarily waiving the requirement that the civil surgeon sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than 60 days before an applicant files an application for the underlying immigration benefit until Sept. 30, 2022. Under the newly […]
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  • Strengthened U.S. Travel Restrictions Begin Due to the Omicron Variant

    Just as it seemed that the world was opening back up to international travel, a new COVID-19 variant has appeared and thrown a wrench into these plans. Now, the Biden administration has announced new changes to travel that affect both Americans and international travelers coming to the U.S.  The first major change affects air travel […]
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  • The Department of Homeland Security’s New Rules for Non-Citizen Land Travel

    For the first time since March 2020, non-citizen travelers will be permitted to enter the U.S. through a land border or ferry terminal for a non-essential reason, such as tourism, beginning November 8, 2021. There are some rules that non-citizens must follow to be allowed to gain entry, however.  Non-citizens may enter the U.S. if […]
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  • U.S. Details New Plans for Air Travel for Foreign Nationals Starting Next Month

    The Biden administration on Monday outlined new details of its plans to allow Covid-19-vaccinated foreign nationals to travel to the United States again starting November 8, including details on which vaccines will be permitted and who will be exempted from requirements. Remember, these are the new rules for air travel. We’re still waiting for rules […]
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  • Policy Update: President Biden issues Global Travel Proclamation detailing New COVID-19 Requirements for Air Travel

    On October 25, 2021, the White House issued a Presidential Proclamation, A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-⁠19 Pandemic, detailing the new COVID-19 requirements for air travelers. This Global Travel Proclamation outlines the upcoming move away from the country-by-country restrictions previously applied during the COVID-19 pandemic to an air travel […]
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  • An In-Depth Look at the COVID Vaccination Requirements for Immigrant Medical Examinations

    According to the CDC, the COVID-19 virus meets all the criteria to make it a Class A Inadmissible Condition. This essentially means that without vaccination against COVID-19, or a valid waiver (which will be described later), applicants will be denied their green card. The COVID-19 vaccine is now a requirement for all eligible green card applicants and […]
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