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Focus: Consular Processing For Experts: Tips and Tactics - Discounted Price!
Tuesday, April 9th is the deadline to sign up for the Thursday, April 11th phone session of "Consular Processing For Experts: Tips and Tactics" with Jan Pederson, Laurel Scott, John Klow, and State Department speakers. The curriculum is as follows:

FIRST Phone Session on April 11 - NIV Consular Processing Issues

  • Resources
  • Applying in Canada or Mexico
  • Applying in Caribbean countries
  • Personal Interview Waivers in Home Country
  • Preparing Client for Interview:
    • Paperwork
    • Skype Interview Prep
  • Know your consular post before applying
  • Current Post Specific Issues
    • India
    • London
    • Manila
    • Mexico
  • Role of Lawyer in NIV Processing

SECOND Phone Session on May 9 - IV Consular Processing Issues

  • Resources
  • Processing Steps and how to streamline
  • Affidavit of Support Tips
  • Skills Tests
  • Drugs
  • Tattoos
  • DUIs

THIRD Phone Session on June 6 - NIV and IV Waivers of Inadmissibility

  • NIV Waivers
    • Which Applicants are Eligible
    • Which Grounds Cannot be Waived?
    • Process for Requesting A Waiver
  • IV Waivers
    • Which Applicants are Eligible?
    • Which Grounds Cannot Be Waived?
    • Processing a Request for a Waiver
      • Provisional I-601 Unlawful Presence Waiver Program
      • All Other Waivers
  • Preparing A Winning Waiver Application
    • Unlawful Presence
    • Crimes
    • Substance Abuse
    • False Claims to Citizenship

Tuesday, April 9th is the deadline to sign up. For more information, including speaker bios and registration information, please see:

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
April 16 - 2:00pm [EST] - teleconference - USCIS invites interestsed individuals to participate in a stakeholder teleconference regarding the implementation of Customer Identity Verification (CIV) at field offices. During the engagement, subject matter experts will explain what CIV is, how it will work, and whom it will affect. Stakeholders will have an opportunity to ask questions. To RSVP, please visit: If you have any questions, please contact the Public Engagement Division at

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