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Can I Be Denied Entry to the United States for Medical Reasons?

The United States may deny someone entry to the country because of a medical issue. This is called medical inadmissibility, and it can result in someone being denied entry to the United States or being denied a visa to the United States. Some of the medical reasons someone can be denied entry to the United States include: Medical Inadmissibility

  • Diseases that are contagious
  • Drug abuse or drug addiction
  • Mental disorders or physical disorders that present a danger to others
  • Not having the required vaccinations

Denied a visa in the United States due to medical inadmissibility

If you fall into any of the above categories, your admittance or visa for the United States may be denied. If you do fall into the above categories, don’t panic. Each and every person’s individual medical issue is unique and will be reviewed thoroughly. However, there is an option for entering the United States called a waiver.

Waivers for the United States

A waiver of inadmissibility is a way to enter or remain in the United States despite having a health condition that would normally cause you to be denied entry to the United States due to medical inadmissibility. A waiver “waives” this inadmissibility. This who can apply for a medical waiver include:

- Self-petitioning spouses or children who are abuse victims
- Spouses of a US Citizen or permanent resident
- Parents of children who are US Citizens or permanent residents

All US Waiver of inadmissibility cases are determined on a case-by-case basis. You will need to make sure that you apply for a US Waiver of Inadmissibility properly, and that you are eligible for one. Are you concerned about being denied entry to the United States for a medical reason? Do you need to apply for a US Waiver of inadmissibility? Contact one of our licensed immigration lawyers today using the form on the right. We would be happy to help!

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Can I Bring my Dog to the United States?

Our immigration law firm is frequently asked if someone can bring their pet dog with them when they immigrate to the United States. When you bring a dog or other pet into the United States with you when you immigrate to the United States, you are importing an animal. Luckily, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States monitors animal importation and lays it out quite clearly. The short answer is: yes! You can bring your dog to the United States with youUS Dog

How to bring your dog to the United States with you

You will need to prove your dog has been vaccinated against rabies before you can bring your dog with you to the United States. A licensed veterinarian must sign a certificate that states your dog was vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days before you bring the dog to the United States and what the name of the vaccine is.

Your dog may also undergo a visual examination at the US border to make sure that the dog does not pose a threat to humans and is not carrying any infectious diseases that could be transmitted to humans.

If your dog us under three months of age, it is too young to receive its rabies vaccination yet. If this is the case, they must be kept in quarantine until they have been vaccinated and at least 30 days after they are vaccinated. You do not have to put your dog in any kind of government quarantine, you can keep your dog confined in your own home as long as you sign a confinement agreement that promises you will do so.

Immigrating with dogs to the US from rabies-free countries

The United States recognizes a select group of countries as being rabies-free. If you are immigrating from one of these countries you do not need to provide proof of a rabies vaccination from your vet, you only need your vet to sign a statement saying that your dog has lived in the country with you for the last six months.

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2012/chapter-3-infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/rabies.htm#785

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What can cause you to be denied entry to Canada?

Because Canada and the United States share such a long, friendly border, it should be easy to get into Canada from the United States, right? Wrong! Many people are surprised when they are denied entry to Canada at the border. Ultimately, it is up to the bored official whether or not you can enter Canada, but the two main reasons someone would be denied entry to Canada are medical inadmissibility and having a criminal record (criminality). denied entry to Canada

If you have a disease that would generally result in your being denied a visa to Canada, you could be denied entry to Canada. Likewise, if you have a criminal record because of even a seemingly small offence that is decades old (like a drunk driving charge or a drug possession charge) you could also be denied entry to Canada.

How to get into Canada after being denied entry

If you’ve been or could be denied entry to Canada from the United States, you can apply for a visitors visa, also called a temporary resident permit. This will allow you to enter Canada for a temporary period of time even if you would ordinarily be denied entry to Canada without one.

An application for a temporary resident permit normally involves providing all of your personal information, information about your ties to the United States (such as assets, work and family) as well as details of your criminal past if any. If your criminal record has anything to do with a drug conviction, you may have to pass a drug test and provide a clearance certificate from your doctor.

If you’ve been denied entry to Canada or are worried that you will be denied entry to Canada because of a criminal record or medical issue, contact us as soon as you know you’re going to travel to Canada. We can help you apply for a Temporary Resident Permit and help you ensure that everything is in order so the border crossing process goes as smoothly as

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Can I bring Fruit Across the US-Canada Border?

Can I bring Fruit Across the US-Canada Border?

Most countries have very strict requirements on what you can and cannot bring into the country when you cross the border. This is to prevent the spread of diseases or pests that could contaminate the own country’s supply of whatever the item is, especially when it comes to food items, animals or crops. Fruit across US-Canada Border

Some fruits can contaminate Canadian fruit crops with pests and disease that could be detrimental to the Canadian population and farmers that produce these crops. In addition, the transport of perishable items across borders can result in the spread of unwanted diseases or toxins that can affect humans.

Requirements for bringing fruit into Canada

When it comes to bringing dried and frozen fruit and vegetables into Canada, you may:

Bring up to 15 packages or 250 kilograms of dried vegetables, fruit or herbs per person.
Bring up to 15 packages or up to 250 kilograms of canned or frozen fruit or herbs per person, or up to 20 kilograms of frozen or canned vegetables per person.

Fresh fruit

The requirements for fresh fruit can vary based on the type of fruit and which area of the Canadian border you are crossing over. For example, in British Columbia there are restrictions on potatoes, stone fruit (like peaches and plums) and apples.

You can typically bring up to 250 kilograms of fresh fruit or vegetables into Canada per person, but they must be clean and not contain any branches, leaves, soil, other plant debris or pests.

You may have difficulty bringing fruit into Canada if it is from California, Idaho, Oregon or Washington.

If you are concerned about bringing food over the border into Canada,visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Automated Import Reference System website here to look up a specific food or product.

http://www.inspection.gc.ca/plants/imports/airs/eng/1300127512994/1300127627409

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How Can the Public Protect Themselves From Bad Immigration Lawyers and Consultants in Boston?

In most cases, immigration lawyers and immigration consultants are here to help you with all of your immigration needs. Unfortunately like in every profession, not all of them are honest. While regulatory bodies and government agencies exist to help ensure the public is protected from shady lawyers and immigration consultants, sometimes a few unscrupulous immigration service providers fall through the cracks. Immigration Lawyer Boston

Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to ensure that the immigration lawyer or consultant that you do end up hiring is truly working for you and will do a great job:

How to protect yourself from bad immigration lawyers and consultants

1. Ask the lawyer how available they are. One of the biggest complaints about immigration consultants is that they do not return phone calls or seem to “disappear” once they are paid. This should never be the case, and your lawyer should return your phone calls or e-mails quickly.

2. Ask the immigration lawyer or consultant for references. A great immigration lawyer or consultant will be happy to provide you with a long list of previous clients that are happy with their services. They may even have testimonials on their website that you could read. If your lawyer does not seem forthcoming with referrals or references – he must not have very many happy clients!

3. Ask about the fees you will be paying. You’re paying for a service, and are entitled to know how much you will be paying and what exact services you will be receiving. There is no reason for anyone to be secretive about their fees!

4. Ask the lawyer whether they think your case will be successful. An immigration representative should be honest with you, and maybe be able to let you know whether or not they think your immigration application has a good chance of being approved. They will use their years of experience and knowledge to come to a conclusion – but they should never ever guarantee success in exchange for a certain amount of money. If they do such a thing – run and find yourself someone else.

We are more than happy to provide our potential clients with a list of references and answer any questions they may have. Don’t hesitate to contact us at any time!

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Can You Work Easily In Boston With Canadian Citizenship?

Under NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement), Canadian Citizens can easily work in the United States thanks to the TN Visa.

A TN visa is for Canadian Citizens only, and Canadian Permanent Residents Cannot Apply. Work in Boston

What you need to obtain a TN Visa

A TN Visa is a fast way for Canadians to work in the United States. You must make sure that your TN Visa application and supporting documentation are in order and that you haven’t left anything out before applying, or your application could be denied.

You will need:

1. A temporary offer of employment from a US Employer
2. Proof that you are a Canadian Citizen (such as a passport or birth certificate)
3. Proof that your employment falls under the appropriate NOC Job Code, available here. http://www.visaplace.com/usa-immigration/tn-visa-applications.php
4. Copies of your employment history, degrees and certificates to prove you are qualified for the position.
5. If applicable, reference letters from previous employers showing why you are a good candidate for the job.

TN Visa Tips

• US Job offer should be consistent with your Education
• US job offer should appear on the NAFTA LIST
• US job offer should not exceed three years
• US job offer letter should be properly formatted with all relevant information
• When you apply, READ and UNDERSTAND all your documentation
• Your resume should be well organized and complete
• Employment references should be consistent and relevant
• Bring a valid Canadian Passport for at least three years
• Foreign degrees and diplomas should be evaluated as equivalent to Canadian or US Standards
• Get your TN Documentation reviewed by an Immigration Professional

Contact one of our immigration lawyers today for help in preparing your TN Visa application package.

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