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At Richards and Jurusik, we ONLY practice US immigration law.

Our US Immigration Services for Canadians

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 20 years of combined experience in US immigration for Canadians.

If you are a Canadian looking for representation to work and live in the United States, choose a US Immigration Lawyer with specific experience working with Canadians, including:

  • Temporary Work Visas (TN Visas, L-1 Visas, E-1 and E-2 Visas, and more)
  • Green Cards through Employment and Family Sponsorship
  • US Citizenship and Naturalization

Our US Immigration Services for Mexicans

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 20 years of combined experience in US immigration for Mexicans.

If you are a Mexican looking for representation to work and live in the United States, choose a US Immigration Lawyer with specific experience working with Mexicans, including:

  • Temporary Work Visas (TN Visas, L-1 Visas, E-1 and E-2 Visas, and more)
  • Green Cards through Employment and Family Sponsorship
  • US Citizenship and Naturalization

Our US Immigration Services for Individuals

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 20 years of combined experience helping foreign nationals from all over the world.

We provide comprehensive immigration support to individuals around the globe that are looking to work and live in the US, including:

  • Work Authorization (Temporary Work Visas)
  • Traders and Investors
  • Business Owners
  • Permanent Residence (Green Cards)
  • US Citizenship

Our US Immigration Services for Employers

The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik have more than 20 years of combined experience providing comprehensive immigration support to businesses of all types and sizes.

If your business is sending employees to the United States or expanding your operations into the US, or you are a US company hiring a foreign national, we can help you with your US immigration needs, including:

  • Temporary Workers (Temporary Work Visas)
  • Permanent Workers (Green Cards)
  • Business Expansion, Traders, and Investors
  • Temporary Business Visitors

Our US Immigration Services for Entry to Canada

Are you a US citizen that has been refused entry to Canada, were turned back at the border, or are unsure whether you are inadmissible? The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik can help.

If you are convicted of an offense in the past such as a DUI, DWI, DWAI, OUI, DUAI, possession, assault, a felony, misdemeanor, fraud, or other convictions, you may be inadmissible to Canada. It is important to consult with a Canadian immigration attorney who can compare the laws and determine the nature of your offense BEFORE you attempt to cross the border.

Our Immigration Resources

The Arrive Podcast

With 1 to 2 new episodes each month, the Arrive Podcast can help you stay updated on the US immigration matters that matter the most to you.

Our US Immigration Videos

Richards and Jurusik Immigration Law regularly creates video content about the current state of a certain aspect of US immigration law, and how it applies to Canadians living and working in the United States today.

US Immigration FAQs

We are continually growing a comprehensive set of answers to frequently asked questions about US immigration. Find your answer, ask us a question, and sign up to stay updated.

My visa application is in administrative processing, what should I expect?
My visa application is in administrative processing, what should I expect?
After a visa interview, there are two potential outcomes, the consular officer will either issue or refuse the visa. In some instances, the consular officer may request additional information to determine the applicant’s eligibility for a visa. In such cases, further administrative processing is required.   Administrative processing times vary based on individual circumstances. Learn what it means to be placed in “Administrative Processing” and the steps that can be taken to move the case forward.
Can I withdraw my visa application at a US port of entry?
Can I withdraw my visa application at a US port of entry?
When a foreign national (alien) applies for a visa to work in the United States, withdrawal of the visa application is not a matter of right. Find out more about the withdrawal of a visa application for admission at a US Port of Entry.
How long will my TN Visa be valid?
How long will my TN Visa be valid?
The maximum time period a TN visa can be issued per admission is three (3) years. When determining the period of admission the reviewing CBP Officer can take several factors into account. We discuss these factors and how long your TN visa will be valid here.
How do you prove specialized knowledge for an L1B Visa?
How do you prove specialized knowledge for an L1B Visa?
The L-1B visa classification enables US employers to transfer "Specialized knowledge" employees from an affiliated foreign office to an office in the United States. For the employee to qualify for transfer the employer must establish that the employee meets the minimum requirements for the L-1B visa classification. Find out how to prove your employee meets the L-1B Specialized knowledge requirements.
US Travel Update – CDC Lifts COVID Test for International Air Travel
US Travel Update – CDC Lifts COVID Test for International Air Travel
On June 10, 2022, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) rescinded the requirement for a negative pre-departure COVID-19 Test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 for all airlines or other aircraft passengers arriving in the United States from any Foreign Country.
As an employer, what part of the Form I797 Approval notice do I provide to my employee?
As an employer, what part of the Form I797 Approval notice do I provide to my employee?
When a petition or application is approved by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) an I-797 Notice of Action is issued. The original I-797 Notice of Action contains two parts. One part is to be retained by the employer and one part is to be retained by the employee. We discuss the USCIS I-797A and I-797B Notices of Actions here.
What is the H-1B Cap Gap Extension and do I qualify?
What is the H-1B Cap Gap Extension and do I qualify?
In some cases, an F-1 Student's status and employment authorization expire before the H-1B visa can be issued on Oct. 1. This creates a gap between the expiration of the F-1 status and the beginning of the H-1B visa status. Qualifying F-1 students with a gap before the start of their H-1B visa are allowed to remain in F-1 status under the "H-1B Cap-Gap Extension." See if you qualify for the H-1B Cap-Gap extension.
Do I need to speak English to get TN visa status?
Do I need to speak English to get TN visa status?
In the US Mexico Canada Agreement (USCMA) there is no specific requirement for English language ability. However, your ability to speak English may be a factor in considering your ability to perform the duties of the position offered. See how your ability to speak English might impact your TN visa application. 
NVC UPDATE – National Visa Center (NVC) Suspends Public Inquiry Telephone Line
NVC UPDATE – National Visa Center (NVC) Suspends Public Inquiry Telephone Line
Effective May 23, 2022, the National Visa Center (NVC) has permanently suspended the public inquiry telephone line. You are no longer able to call the NVC to inquire about your pending applications. Find out how the suspension of the NVC telephone line impacts your ability to contact the NVC.
USCIS accepting I-907 upgrades for multinational executive and manager petitions  filed on or before Jan. 1, 2021
USCIS accepting I-907 upgrades for multinational executive and manager petitions filed on or before Jan. 1, 2021
On June 1, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began the implementation of premium processing through USCIS Form I-907 for certain pending Form I-140 Immigration Petitions for E13 multinational executive and manager petitions received on or before Jan. 1, 2021.