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Can Canadians Renew their L-1 Visas at the Border?

By September 14, 2021Immigration, L-1 Visa
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In 2019 , it has become a policy of the Customs and Border Protection that the CBP port will not adjudicate L-1 visa renewals for Canadian nationals at the border. Has this changed/has there been any updated since the Biden administration?

Unfortunately, no. If you are a Canadian national, you can apply for the initial L-1 status at the border, but to renew your L-1 status, you will have to file an extension of status petition with USCIS. Even though being able to renew the L-1 visa at the border would be a desirable change for many Canadians, we have not heard any updates/planned changes on this policy from the new administration.

You can read more about the L-1 visa for Canadians when you click here.

You can read about whether you have to live and work in the U.S. full-time if you have an L-1 visa here.

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