Border Inspection Issues

Form I-94: Make Sure It Is Correct and Current

Form I-94 is a key immigration document that requires close attention to ensure it is accurate and current. One of the most important documents you will ever need in navigating U.S. immigration is the I-94 Form. The I-94 Form is no longer a little white card stapled into your passport. That little white card was replaced… Read more »

Returning to the U.S. in Lawful Permanent Resident Status is Not Automatic

Leaving on sabbatical? Returning green card holders must show their absence from the US was temporary. Most green card holders assume that if they travel abroad and return within one year they will be automatically admitted back into the U.S. Unfortunately, this is not quite the case. This issue seems to arise frequently in our… Read more »

Form I-94 Elimination Marks Big Change for US Visitors

Incoming visitors will no longer need to fill out Form I-94 United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is now moving forward with its plans to eliminate the Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record that has always been the hallmark of stateside immigration status. Given the central role of Form I-94 in documenting proper admission and maintenance… Read more »

TN “Student” Stopped At Border: Horror Story

It’s Official – TNs Can Study Incident To Their Employment Last Friday night at 5:00 pm we received a desperate call from a TN client at the Toronto airport. He had been denied his TN visa despite his impeccable credentials and our careful drafting of the employer letter. He was applying under the Scientific Technologist… Read more »

Visas and Passports and Social Security Numbers! Oh My!

Dependent spouses can’t get Social Security numbers – and don’t discard that old passport! We have been receiving a number of inquiries from non-immigrant spouses of H-1B and O-1 visa holders regarding how to obtain a Social Security number and how to apply for a new passport when the old expiring passport contains the visa… Read more »

Airport Screening: Beware CBP Computer Snooping

Beware broad authority of immigration officials to search computers and other personal devices at airports U.S. ports of entry – airports, seaports, land-crossings- are monitored by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents (CBP), established as an arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2003. Although CBP is the largest law enforcement agency… Read more »