Financial District, New York

Berd & Klauss, PLLC

New York City Immigration Attorneys

Berd & Klauss, PLLC

28 Liberty Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(212) 461-7152
Berd & Klauss, PLLC, Immigration Lawyers, Services, New York, New York

As an established member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the immigration law firm of Berd & Klauss, PLLC works tirelessly to deliver the best immigration law services in NYC. The hardworking immigration attorneys offer full-service legal assistance to individuals that are currently seeking work authorization in the United States, individuals and families interested in permanent residence, businesses that wish to employ foreign national employees, and deportation defense. Berd & Klauss have a reputation for providing the highest-quality service and maintaining excellent client relationships throughout the immigration process.

The immigration law firm’s specific areas of practice include: immigrant and non-immigrant visas, corporate and business-related immigration, extension and change of status, lawful permanent resident (green cards), deportation and removal defense, waivers, and naturalization. The attorneys have and will represent clients in NYC before a variety of departments, offices, and bureaus, including (but not limited to) U.S. Consulates, the Department of Labor, the Department of State, Customs and Border Protection, and the 2nd and 3rd Federal Circuit Courts.

The immigration lawyers with Berd & Klauss provide professional legal services to both corporate and individual clients. If you’re looking for the finest, most experienced immigration law experts in NYC, contact the firm today. Visit the website of Berd & Klauss, PLLC or call (212) 461-7152 for a FREE consultation.

Announcements & Events from Berd & Klauss, PLLC
USCIS Issues New Guidance on Status Adjustments for Special Immigrant Juveniles, Manhattan, New York
The Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status is designed to give lawful permanent status to children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by their parents. In October of more
New Guidelines Allow Aliens With Terminated CPR Status to Apply for Change of Status, Manhattan, New York
Immigrants on certain types of visas may obtain lawful permanent status on a conditional basis, which can be terminated if they fail to meet the requirements for continued more
3 Benefits of Hiring an Immigration Attorney, Manhattan, New York
Whether you’re applying for an H-1B visa or pursuing U.S. citizenship, the complexity of the American immigration system can make achieving your dreams challenging. An more
Registration for H-1B Visa Petitions Opens March 1, Manhattan, New York
Earlier this year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced significant changes to the petition process for cap-subject H-1B petitions. Instead of directly submitting a more
3 Qualification Criteria for the EB-5 Investor Visa, Manhattan, New York
The EB-5 visa is reserved for foreign nations who plan on making substantial investments in an American business or starting a new company in the U.S. Unlike most work-related visas, more
The most important tech innovations often happen at startups, who often require technically skilled talent with advanced degrees. While these companies are eligible to sponsor work more
Federal immigration law requires those applying for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status to demonstrate that they will not become a financial burden on American taxpayers. more
The H-1B visa program gives highly skilled workers authorization to work in the United States on a temporary basis. Because these visas are intended for those working in specialty more
On May 17th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials announced that data entry had been completed for all H-1B cap-subject petitions for the 2020 fiscal more
Marijuana dispensaries operate legally in several U.S. states, which may lead international visitors to assume they can safely visit these establishments. Unfortunately, due to more
Many people hoping to travel to the United States for work, school, or vacation find themselves confused by the visa process, especially when their application is denied. US more
Many undocumented immigrants don’t fully understand their constitutional rights and worry that any interaction with the police will lead to deportation. Fortunately, this is not more
The U.S. immigration system is notoriously complex, with confusing requirements and guidelines that seem to change constantly. Whether you’re applying for a visa or hoping to become more
Individuals with a permanent resident alien status are allowed to stay in the United States indefinitely, but the identifying documents issued by USCIS do expire. Fortunately, an more
Immigrants with a valid basis for applying for permanent residency may do so from their home countries through their local U.S. Department of State consulate. This application more
On May 17, USCIS announced that it completed a crucial step toward processing cap-subject H-1B petitions for the 2020 fiscal year. In the coming weeks, immigration law officials more
In 2011, the Department of Homeland Security granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to refugees from South Sudan, due to the armed conflict and other extraordinary conditions more
On April 1, authorities arrested immigration consultants in California and Texas on charges of conspiracy and visa fraud. According to the indictment, the defendants are accused of more
The lottery for cap-subject H-1B visas occurred in the first week of April. Now that the petitions are in, immigration law officials will select future visa holders in a process more
To catch up on a backlog of pending petitions, immigration law authorities suspended premium processing for most H-1B visa applications. As of March 12, USCIS has resumed this more
The EB-5 visa is a unique program designed to give legal status to foreign nationals who wish to invest substantial capital in a U.S. business. The EB-5 provides a pathway for more
Tax season can be overwhelming for some U.S. citizens, but immigrants often face even more difficulty. Many wonder if they’re subject to higher tax rates, or whether immigration law more
Late last year, immigration law authorities proposed a new online registration system for H-1B visa petitions intended to dramatically lower costs and increase efficiency. more
In an effort to decrease the backlog of H-1B visa applications and the workload on USCIS personnel, the Department of Homeland Security is considering a rule change that would more
Under current immigration law, highly skilled foreign workers may be eligible for a green card, allowing them to live and work in the United States indefinitely. The existing policy more
The H1-B visa is one of the most popular programs for foreign nationals who wish to work in the United States, providing temporary employment authorization for researchers, more
US immigration law is notoriously complex, with constantly changing rules and complicated guidelines that overwhelm even the most determined applicants. Whether you’re applying for more
International companies and US businesses alike often need to hire or transfer workers from outside the country. While US immigration law makes a variety of visas available to more
O-1 and O-2 visas give work authorization to nonimmigrants of extraordinary ability and achievement, as well as a limited number of support personnel. Along with the petition and more
Earlier this year, USCIS announced a temporary suspension of premium processing for most H-1B visa petitions, giving officials the opportunity to clear a growing backlog of more
Hiring an immigration attorney will dramatically improve your chances of navigating an extremely complex, often confusing legal and regulatory system. In addition to providing more
On September 17, 1787, the US Constitution was signed at the convention in Philadelphia, formally establishing the country that has attracted immigrants from around the world. In more
As of August 9, 2018, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) made an important adjustment to how unlawful entry is calculated for students with F-1 visa status. This more
The H1-B visa program allows highly educated foreign-born professionals with special skills to obtain work authorization in the United States, giving American companies access to more
On September 11, 2018, immigration law officials will temporarily suspend premium processing for H1-B visa applications subject filed at the Vermont and California Service Centers. more
On July 13th, 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new guidance, giving immigration law officials broad discretion to deny some immigration applications. more
In the past, U.S. immigration law authorities have typically focused their resources on identifying and deporting individuals who posed national security threats, have more
In most cases, naturalized citizens are eligible for all the rights and privileges of those who were born in the United States, but that status isn’t necessarily permanent. Under more
Recent actions by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the resulting lawsuits have created an atmosphere of uncertainty and more
The North American Free Trade Agreement gives certain citizens of Canada and Mexico the right to apply for a TN nonimmigrant visa. To increase your chances for approval and more
Under immigration law in the United States, citizens, lawful permanent residents, and those with green cards may sponsor some foreign-born relatives for residency. With this more
Over the years, Berd & Klauss, PLLC has established themselves as one of New York City’s premier immigration law firms, providing personalized service to clients from more
The E-2 visa, reserved for independent foreign investors who plan to make substantial capital investments in an American business, is one of the few visa programs that does not more
Form I-130 is the first step U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents take to bring close family members into the country. The form, which establishes that a valid more
After initially suggesting that premium processing would be available for H-1B visa applications submitted in this year’s lottery, immigration law officials at the United States more
US immigration law allows immediate family members, including spouses, parents, and children under 21, to become lawful permanent residents. However, before a green card marriage more
Because it’s reserved for individuals of extraordinary artistic, educational, or scientific ability, the EB-1 visa is one of the most prestigious green cards available to foreign more
The EB-1A visa allows those with extraordinary ability in art, science, business, athletics, or education to live and work in the United States indefinitely. This visa program more
New USCIS guidelines restrict financial analyst, market research analyst and marketing specialist occupations from the TN Economist category. The restrictions will apply to new more
Earlier this year, President Trump’s administration issued an order rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which extended work authorization to more
Since a massive earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, the United States government has extended provisional protected status to approximately 60,000 Haitian nationals, who were more
Every employer in the United States, including those who wish to hire noncitizens, must fill out and submit Form I-9, the Employment Eligibility Verification sheet. In January, the more
America’s immigration law system is notoriously complex and often creates confusion for those who aren’t well-versed in it. When combined with a language barrier, the more
As of October 1, many immigrants hoping to obtain permanent residency status will find the green card application process more difficult, as the Trump administration enacts new more
On September 5, the Trump administration said they would begin phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era policy designed to protect more
The United States immigration system is notoriously complex, with rules and regulations subject to change at a moment’s notice. Whether you’re attempting to become a naturalized more
The U.S. government makes a variety of visas available to foreign nationals seeking employment with an American company. These visas allow qualified workers to become lawful more
The principle that everyone deserves equal access to justice is a cornerstone of the American legal system. To ensure undocumented workers are not unfairly discriminated against, more
To help attract and retain highly qualified workers, current immigration law allows some H-4 spouses of non-immigrant workers with an H-1B visa to apply for employment more
Among President Trump's first actions after his inauguration were dramatic changes to immigration law, including a controversial travel ban against seven Muslim-majority countries, more
As part of the pathway to naturalization, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service will perform a thorough review of your criminal record. Those who have been arrested more
On May 3rd, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that would constitute the most dramatic crackdown on sanctuary cities in the country, containing provisions that may be more
Many permanent resident aliens are surprised to find that the application process for becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen involves a complete review of their entire record, more
Since the devastating earthquake in 2010, Haitian nationals have been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which provides protection from deportation until conditions in their more
The H-1B visa program allows American companies to hire foreign workers with specialized skills in a variety of occupations that suffer from a shortage of qualified workers. more
The new administration's promises to change U.S. immigration policy are going into effect, changing almost every aspect of the system. One of the most recent amendments to the more
In February 2017, the Department of Homeland Security released a set of guidance memos that begin to deliver on many of the Trump administration's promises to aggressively expand more
On January 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security modified its existing regulations to enhance job portability for holders of certain work visas. It created a more
Barely two weeks into his administration, President Trump has already begun implementing some of the immigration-related promises made on the campaign trail. Two, in particular, more
The H-1B visa program is popular with highly skilled foreign workers and the U.S. employers who rely on them, but availability is limited. Because USCIS will begin more
In order to keep our clients and all interested parties informed we would like to pass along information received  that the Department of State has indicated that it is more
As a result of the confusion created by President Trump’s Executive Order which was signed Friday, Berd & Klauss, PLLC will be providing updates on the latest guidance and more
U.S. immigration law is extremely complex, often making major life events even more confusing and overwhelming. One of the most important of these changes—and the subject of more
For many immigrants, deportation is one of the worst imaginable outcomes, tearing apart families and forcing people to leave behind lives they've spent years building. However, even more
With an eye to improving the ability of U.S. employers to hire and retain highly skilled workers on employment-related visas, the Department of Homeland Security introduced new more
In the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory, many immigrants and their attorneys are waiting, anxious to see which of his many immigration-related campaign promises the more
Finding suitable housing is among the chief concerns of many immigrants upon arriving in the United States, especially if they are moving to unfamiliar territory. Fortunately, more
As complex as the tax laws may seem for native-born American citizens, those living in the U.S. on visas find the task of meeting their tax obligations even more confusing. more
U.S. law requires everyone admitted into the country under an H4 visa to pay federal income taxes; however, many are confused about the process because they are ineligible to apply more
To promote family unity and decrease the hardship of separation for U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents (LPRs), United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) more
The E-Verify system is an extremely effective online tool designed to help businesses ensure that the individuals they're hiring are authorized to work in the United States. The more
H-1B visas provide non-immigrant workers with employment opportunities in technical industries. When it comes to filing taxes, H1-B visa holders often have questions about proper more
Many foreign-born students who pursue educational opportunities in the United States do so out of a desire to improve every facet of their lives, including long-term financial more
In 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans for a Known Employer pilot program, which would hopefully create a secure, streamlined process for American more
For many years, visitors to the United States Citizens and Immigration Services website have relied on Emma, a virtual assistant, to provide answers to general information more
In early May, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a proposal in the public register, outlining changes to several filing fees. As the immigration law more
Although a final judgment is not expected until June, the tenor of questioning during a Supreme Court hearing in April indicated that President Obama's plan to protect more
Due to outbreaks of the Ebola virus and continuing lingering challenges to the recovery of the region, the Department of Homeland Security designated Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra more
On April 7th of this year, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced that the statutory cap on H-1B visa submissions has been reached. This program, which allows more
On March 11, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) announced final rules amending optional practical training (OPT) regulations for students with F-1 more
According to Berd & Klauss, PLLC, a New York-based immigration law firm, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just announced a pilot program designed to more
In 2008, the Department of Homeland Society extended the Option Practice Training (OPT) program for students who graduated in a STEM-related field to 17 months. However, the U.S. more
Due to the continued armed conflict in Sudan and the extraordinary and dangerous conditions in that country, the Secretary of Homeland Security has extended the Temporary Protected more
President Obama announced several executive actions on immigration law in Nov. 2014, one of which was to make H-4 dependent spouses of some workers holding H-1B nonimmigrant visas more
President Obama signed The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Public Law 114-113) into law on December 18, 2015, which mandates an increase in fees for some H-1B and L-1 more
As of November of 2015, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) began posting available visas on the Department of State Visa Bulletin when it's more
The U visa program was initiated by the U.S. Congress in an effort to provide law enforcement with the tools they need to investigate a wide variety of crimes among the immigrant more
On October 27th, Leon Rodriguez, Director of the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS), testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee in the more
For Permanent Residents of the U.S., traveling outside the country for extended periods of time without a valid reentry permit can have severe consequences when you return. While more
Recently, refugees from the country of Yemen were given Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from the United States Department of Homeland Security. This ruling could have a major more
Thanks to legislation passed in the 2014/2015 session, some H4 spouse visa holders became eligible to submit applications for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) on May 26th of more
The United States Custom and Immigration Service (USCIS) issued the final version of an Adjudication Policy Memorandum, which “supersedes and rescinds” various elements of more
In January of 2015, New York City announced ID NYC, the largest municipal identification card program in the nation. As the immigration attorneys at Berd & Klauss, more
In response to the 7.8 earthquake and the following aftershocks that devastated Nepal on April 25, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has designated the nation for more
If you're concerned about whether your right to work is protected under the recent changes in legislation, here's what Berd & Klauss, PLLC thinks you need to know more
Due to an error, many Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients received three-year Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) after a court injunction went into effect more
Berd & Klauss, PLLC, immigration attorneys serving the New York community, are pleased to announce that the long-awaited changes pertaining to the spouses of those with H1B more
This summer, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) temporarily suspended premium processing for H1B work visa extensions so they could concentrate on addressing the more
Many immigrants who come to the United States do so in the hopes of being naturalized as full citizens, which involves navigating a lengthy, complex process. Having an experienced more
Generally, students who wish to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered in the United States will need to apply for an F-1 (non-immigrant) visa, but the government more
On May 19th, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a temporary suspension of its Premium Processing Service for those filing an H1B Extension of Stay more
Typically, acquiring an employment visa requires that a prospective immigrant has a U.S.-based employer interested in hiring them who will petition the government on their behalf. more
The U.S. government provides several visa programs for immigrants interested in living and working permanently in the United States. Most of these require a Labor Certification more
As the debate on immigration reform takes a more prominent place in American politics, many new developments stand to dramatically impact the futures of millions of immigrants in more
USCIS announced that on 4/13/15, it used a computer-generated random selection process, or lottery, to select petitions to meet the FY2016 cap. USCIS will begin premium processing more
Anyone who comes to the United States to earn money -- even musicians or entertainers who wish to perform at an American venue -- is considered a “U.S. Worker,” which requires a more
Under new rules proposed by the Obama administration in 2013, some spouses of H-1B visa holders would be eligible to receive authorization with their H-4 visas. This step, designed more
The United States government requires that the majority of international visitors and immigrants submit biometric data, consisting of fingerprint collection along with a digital more
The new USCIS website spells improvement for immigration legal services with enhanced features that allow for easier navigation, clearer tabs and more accessible case-related more
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires eligible EB-5 regional centers to submit Form I-924A annually. With this year’s deadline fast approaching, approved more
While Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT) is a category of crimes without a clear legal definition, they can have serious consequences for immigrants, including inadmissibility, more
President Obama recently announced executive actions which promise to dramatically impact the legal situation of millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. None of more
Immigrants seeking to become green card holders often have a difficult time determining whether they are eligible or not, due to the complex legal requirements involved in this more
It’s one of the most important tenants of U.S. immigration law and yet many would-be immigrants do not know the consequences of having been charged with a crime that constitutes a more
Like any law enforcement agency, U.S. Immigrant and Customs Enforcement (ICE) lacks the resources to fully prosecute every violation to the fullest. New York City immigration more
For years now, Berd & Klauss, PLLC have been helping hundreds of clients with immigration-related issues. As highly-respected immigration and H-1B lawyers, they have enabled more
Immigrants face a gauntlet of trials in their day-to-day life. Wading through the vast pool of immigration services is a daunting and overwhelming task, which is why Berd & more
The attorneys at Berd & Klauss, PLLC are dedicated to helping families, individuals, and businesses with every aspect of the immigration process. While they are highly lauded more
The P Visa is a non-immigrant visa reserved for aliens who are internationally recognized as athletes, and entertainers. Prior to seeking a visa or admission into a foreign country, more
Do you know what the Global Entry system is? Berd & Klauss, PLLC would like to tell you! Among New York’s best immigration lawyers, their law firm offers helpful more
The immigration lawyers at Berd & Klauss PLLC offer full-service immigration legal services. They have the expertise to navigate complex immigration matters and help those more
Are you a Canadian or a Mexican professional who wants to work in the U.S.? Think you need a TN Visa? The immigration lawyers at New York City’s Berd & Klauss, PLLC are well more
The attorneys at Berd & Klauss, PLLC are dedicated to being the best immigration lawyers NYC has to offer. The immigration law firm posses the expertise to navigate more
Berd & Klauss, PLLC is New York City’s leading immigration law firm. These experienced immigration lawyers offer a wide range of immigration services and expertise surrounding more
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration status that is granted to nationals of certain countries who are eligible for citizenship in the United States. Your more
The J-1 visa is available to non-immigrants who fall under the designation of “exchange visitor.” Visitors holding a J-1 visa travel to the Unites States via a Department of State more
The expert immigration attorneys at Berd & Klauss, PLLC deliver affordable, professional immigration services to individuals and businesses in the NYC area. A respected member more
As of April 2013 most foreign nationals who enter the U.S. will no longer be required to fill out and submit the paper version of Form I-94 when arriving in the U.S. and will not be more
Several of the USCIS Northeast region offices closed or had delayed openings today, January 3, 2014, due to inclement weather. USCIS will contact those affected and will reschedule more
An H-1B Visa is provided to non-immigrants and allows companies in the United States to hire foreign employees for work that requires proficiency in fields such as science, more
The decision to adopt a child and add to your family is a personal and important decision, which is why careful consideration must be practiced prior to making the final choice to more
If you’re an alien who married a United States citizen within the last two years, you will be given a conditional residence while the United States Citizenship and Immigration more
The J-1 Visa is a non-immigrant visa available to aliens falling under the “exchange visitor” designation, in which individuals travel to the United States through a program more
An M Visa is designated for aliens who wish to come to the United States in order to pursue full-time studies at a school or institution within the country. Those looking to obtain more
Immigrants who qualify for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are eligible for Advance Parole, which allows an individual to enter the US based on their underlying status. This more
R-1 Visas are issued to temporary nonimmigrant religious workers. The worker must be sponsored by a non-profit religious organization that has been present in the United States for more
The Legal Immigration Family Equity Act put V Visas in place in order to address the backlogs on the availability of visas for families. This visa allows the spouses and minor more
USCIS has announced that the H-1B cap has been reached during the initial acceptance period in both the regular 65,000 quota as well as the 20,000 H-1B visas set aside for the U.S. more
Foreign students studying in the STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and math) at a university in the United States are given an Optional Practical Training (OPT) period more
Immigration petitions for foreign nurses fall under the employment-based immigration third preference category. Labor Certification approval is typically required when filing an more
Standing for Program Electronic Review Management, PERM is the system utilized to obtain labor certification, and is also the first step for certain foreign nationals in obtaining more
Officially put into effect in July of 2002 by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Concurrent Filing allows for an alien to file a Form I-485, or adjustment of status more
Aliens who wish to travel to the United States with their children should be familiar with the way that the United States Code and Immigration and Nationality Act defines the term “ more