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Focus: Consular Processing for Non-Immigrant Visas
The second session of the seminar series, "Consular Processing for Experts" will be taking place on November 27th. The Discussion Leader for the series is Michael Phulwani and other speakers include David Nachman, Noah Klug, Alice Yardum-Hunter, Veronique Malka, Ludka Zimovcack, and others to be announced.

The curriculum is as follows:

  • Current problems - generally
  • Special issues and concerns at different consular posts
  • Administrative processing - what does it mean?
  • L-1 visa problems - generally
  • L-1 visa problems - India
  • The "India disease"
  • Consular Sections - How are they organized?
    • Anti-fraud
  • Consular Tools
    • Foreign Affairs Manual
    • ALDACs
    • SIGs
  • What do Consuls know?
  • What is "consular culture"?
  • INA Section 221 (g) Visa Denials
  • INA Section 214 (b) denials
    • Home ties and immigrant intent
    • Nationality
    • Marital status
    • Gender
    • Family ties
    • Economic and Professional ties
  • Effective interaction with Consular Officers
    • Generally
    • Telephone
    • Email
    • Legalnet
    • Other methods of communications
  • New Developments
    • Reissuing visas without a personal appointment

For additional information, including speaker biographies and registration information, please see:
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Don't delay, act today! The registration deadline for the second session is November 26, 2013 - 11:00pm!

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