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Third Country Nationals: You Don’t Have to Go Home to Get Your Visa, Maybe

Generally, there is no better place to apply for a nonimmigrant visa than in a foreign national’s home country. Sometimes, however, one wants to avoid traveling to his/her home country for a variety of reasons. In those situations, processing a nonimmigrant visa application in Canada or Mexico is an option. Third Country Nationals, or TCNs, […]

O Canada! Our home and native land: Visiting Canada Just Isn’t the Same as it Used to Be for U.S. Citizens

A friend of mine grew up in Detroit and she used to go shopping in Canada all of the time. She would just cross the border, shop, and come back to Detroit. No documents, no questions, no problem. But those days are long gone.

In June 2014, the Toronto Sun reported an embarrassing incident where Canadian […]

By | August 28th, 2014|Blog, Travel Tips|

What Happened to the I-94 Card? An I-94 FAQ

If you recently traveled into the United States as a nonimmigrant, you will have noticed that you may not be receiving a paper I-94 card any longer upon your entry. Instead, you are given an entry stamp at the border, after which you are instructed to go to the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) website to […]

By | October 22nd, 2013|Blog, Travel Tips|

Knock Knock, Can I Come In?

Imagine this scenario: You are outside the United States in another country and you are in a hurry to come back to visit friends, family, or get back to work. You have your ticket booked and bags packed, when you realize something – you have no legal way to enter the U.S. because you are […]

By | September 26th, 2013|Blog, Travel Tips|

Two Timing Issues on Approved L-1 Border Petitions for Canadians

Canadian citizens may apply for L-1 nonimmigrant visa status directly with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) at many U.S. land or air ports-of-entry. This convenient process saves time and money by bypassing both the burdensome adjudication process with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) and the visa issuance process with the U.S. Department […]

By | September 5th, 2013|Blog, Employment Visas, Travel Tips|