What is a temporary resident permit (TRP) for Canada and do I need one?
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What is a temporary resident permit (TRP) for Canada and do I need one?

You may be inadmissible to Canada if you have a DUI or past criminal offense. This can be problematic if you have a reason to travel to Canada to visit family, attend a wedding, go on a fishing trip, for business, or simply for tourism. You might qualify for a temporary resident permit (TRP) to allow temporary entry to Canada. We discuss the temporary resident permit (TRP) for entry to Canada with a DUI or criminal record here.

As a US Citizen, what documents can I use to travel to Canada?
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As a US Citizen, what documents can I use to travel to Canada?

If you are a US Citizen and you will be traveling to Canada, you need to have acceptable travel documents. This applies to you and all others that will be traveling with you. If you do not have acceptable travel documents you can be refused entry to Canada and may even have a difficult time re-entering the United States. We discuss acceptable travel documents when traveling to and from Canada and a US Citizen here.

I have a DUI, what do I need to know to enter Canada?
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I have a DUI, what do I need to know to enter Canada?

If you have been convicted of a DUI, DWI, DWAI, or related offense, it can impact your ability to travel to Canada. Depending on the nature of your convictions and the time that has passed, you might need criminal rehabilitation and/or a temporary resident permit to enter Canada. We discuss the impact of DUI and related offenses on your ability to enter Canada here.

Does a Data Scientist qualify for a TN Visa?
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Does a Data Scientist qualify for a TN Visa?

The profession of a Data Scientist is not one that is specifically listed under the USMCA professions list. If you have received a job offer to work in the United States as a Data Scientist, it is important to understand how the profession is classified for TN Visa purposes before you submit an application for TN visa status. We discuss the profession of a Data Scientist for TN visa purposes here.

TRAVEL UPDATE – Negative COVID-19 Test for Air Passengers Entering the USA from China
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TRAVEL UPDATE – Negative COVID-19 Test for Air Passengers Entering the USA from China

On December 28, 2022. the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it will implement a requirement for a negative COVID-19 test or documentation of recovery for air passengers boarding flights to the United States originating from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

Can I be self-employed on a TN Visa?
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Can I be self-employed on a TN Visa?

TN Visa status is reserved for Mexican and Canadian nationals that will be working for a US employer or servicing a US client. Employment is a required component to obtain TN Visa status. Self-employment is not allowed under the TN Visa status. We discuss the employment requirement of TN Visa status and what is considered self-employment here.

What is the “marginal” requirement for an E-2 investor visa?
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What is the “marginal” requirement for an E-2 investor visa?

The requirements to obtain an E-2 Investor visa go beyond a substantial financial investment. One of the main considerations when determining qualifications for the E-2 visa is whether the enterprise is more than marginal. We discuss the marginality requirement for an E-2 Visa here.