Change in Policy Regarding Educational Equivalencies for Border Cases

Customs and Border Protection has stated that they will only accept educational equivalencies prepared by members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES.ORG) for cases presented at the Preflight Inspection or Port of Entry. A review of their website indicates that only 19 educational evaluation services providers are listed including the Foundation for… Continue reading Change in Policy Regarding Educational Equivalencies for Border Cases

DHS Expects to Launch “Known Employer” Pilot Program in 2015 to Aid U.S.-Canada Business Travel

The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) expects to launch the “Known Employer” pilot program by late 2015 which is designed to streamline adjudication of certain types of employment-based immigration benefit requests filed by eligible U.S. employers. The pilot program is designed to make adjudications more effectively and less costly and reduce paperwork and delays for… Continue reading DHS Expects to Launch “Known Employer” Pilot Program in 2015 to Aid U.S.-Canada Business Travel

CBP is “Optimizing” Processing for first-time Canadian TN and L Applicants

As of September, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is optimizing processing for first-time Canadian TN and L applicants at 14 designated ports of entry including 4 preclearance locations. According to CBP, optimized processing will ensure a more efficient approach to processing the high volume of applications received every day. Optimized processing is only available… Continue reading CBP is “Optimizing” Processing for first-time Canadian TN and L Applicants

No more I-94 cards !

In a change that has been planned for a long time and delayed several times, it appears that the process which will eliminate the issuance of I-94 cards at most ports of entry will finally go into effect as of April 30, 2013 and be phased in over  the following month. CBP has published a… Continue reading No more I-94 cards !