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Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments in Canada Restricted in Summer 2014

Nonimmigrant Visa Appointments in Canada Restricted in Summer 2014

 

Summer is a busy time of year for everyone, including the United States government. In order to keep up with nonimmigrant visa demands, visa appointments have been significantly restricted for Third Country Nationals (TCNs) in Canada. In this context, “TCN” refers to any non-Canadian citizen or legal resident applying for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa at an embassy or consulate in Canada.

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Announces Two New Releases

No Frills Buffalo Publishing Company Announces Two New Releases

 

Two new books published by No Frills Buffalo recently hit bookstore shelves, including “Shadow Boxing: A Tom Donovan Mystery” by David Coleman, and “Post-Mortem Depression and Other Maladies of English” by Jimmy Neureuther.

Enhanced Border Security Plans Include New Biometric Technologies

Enhanced Border Security Plans Include New Biometric Technologies

 

In May of 2013, CBP created a new office, within the existing Office of Field Operations, called the Entry/Exit Transformation (EXT) Office. The Entry/Exit Transformation team’s mission is to enhance the integrity of the immigration system through assurance of traveler identity. The ultimate goal is to verify who is arriving in the U.S., determine who is abiding by the terms of their admission and who is not, and when individuals depart – all while enhancing border security and not interrupting the normal flow of travel or trade.  

USCIS Changes Policy on Validity of Medical Form I-693

USCIS Changes Policy on Validity of Medical Form I-693

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a memo on May 30, 2014, issuing a new policy on the validity of Form I-693, the report of medical examination and vaccination record. The new policy states that Form I-693 will now only be valid for one year from the date the form was submitted to USCIS. The form must also now be submitted within one year of the foreign national receiving the medical examination.

Having an Immigration Lawyer Handle Your Case is a Good Idea

Having an Immigration Lawyer Handle Your Case is a Good Idea

 

At Berardi Immigration Law, our phone rings a lot with callers wanting to “ask a simple question.” Unfortunately, when it comes to immigration law, very little is “simple.” There are many reasons for hiring an immigration attorney to handle your case. Aside from saving you time with research and form filing, lawyers can provide you with the peace of mind that your application is submitted properly.  

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Some Visitors to the U.S. may be Visa Exempt

Some Visitors to the U.S. may be Visa Exempt

 

When non-U.S. citizens decide to come to the United States, whether to visit, work or stay, many may not know where to begin the process. A good place to start is to determine if it is necessary to obtain a U.S. Visa. A visa is a travel document inserted into a foreign national’s passport giving them permission to enter the U.S. However, some foreign nationals may be visa exempt, allowing them to come into the U.S. without a visa. 

Proposed Rule Changes for Work Authorization and H4 Dependents

Proposed Rule Changes for Work Authorization and H4 Dependents

 

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in conjunction with United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced proposed changes to regulations regarding the ability for certain H-4 dependents to obtain work authorization.  

Under current regulations, the DHS does not list H-4 dependents of H-1B nonimmigrant workers among the visa classes eligible to work in the United States. The inability for H-4 dependents to work can be a hindrance to H-1B principals seeking permanent residence.  

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