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Practice Advisory: Satisfactory Departure & Status of NAFTA L and TN adjudications at VT land borders – COVID-19
Regarding Admissions in L and TN status:
We received confirmation that as of the date of this writing, Canadian nationals can continue presenting L and TN applications in conjunction with requests for admission at CBP Vermont Ports of Entry, with the following caveats:
– if an applicant has traveled to any of the countries listed in the Presidential proclamation, he/she must cancel his/her appointment and reschedule.
– if such applicant comes to the Port, he/she will be isolated and returned to Canada without any additional processing.
If a foreign national entered the U.S. at any of the Vermont Ports of Entry and cannot exit the U.S. before the expiration of his/her Form I-94 due to an emergency, he/she may call the Port to speak with a supervisory officer to discuss his/her situation. A determination as to whether satisfactory departure can be granted will be made in consultation with the Port Director and Area Port Director.
In either case it is critical to remember that procedures are changing constantly and thus, best practice is to either contact a port directly or a check with a local colleague to obtain as current information as possible. Numbers and contact information for the ports are can be found here.
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