Business Travel and Immigration Post-Brexit
Ensure your business and workforce are compliant with the new immigration regulations.
UNITED STATES: New Policy for L-1 Readmissions at Canadian Border
April 29, 2019
Effective immediately, and without an official announcement, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are refusing to process petitions presented by Canadian nationals, for readmission in L-1 status under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Instead, these applicants must submit a request for extension of stay by filing an I-129 petition with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which takes longer to process.
The policy affects both individual and blanket L-1 applicants, and their dependents, presenting renewal petitions at ports of entry along the Canada/United States border and pre-clearance locations.
Canadian nationals presenting initial or intermittent/commuter petitions are exempt from this new policy.
Employers who may be affected are advised to contact their Newland Chase immigration specialist for case-specific information.