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Focus: Immigrant Visa Consular Processing - December 26, 2013
The third and final session of the seminar series "Consular Processing for Experts" will be taking place this Thursday, December 26, 2013. The Discussion Leader will be Michael Phulwani and other speakers for this series include David Nachman, Noah Klug, Alice Yardum-Hunter, Veronique Malka, and Ludka Zimovcak. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Validity of marriages, divorces, and adoptions in India
  • Visa denials u/s 212(a)(6)(c)(i), 212(a)(6)(E)(i), 212(a)(9)(B), and consequences
  • How to avoid denials in a timely manner
  • Common mistakes done by the applicants which result in such denials
  • The role of the NVC in IV processing
  • Overseas filing of I-130's; when is it possible, and where?
  • The IV interview - what takes place, what issues are involved? (medical clearances, inadmissibilities)
  • Police certificates - how to obtain
  • K visas - special status as NIVs processed like IVs' - pitfalls for unwary petitioners and beneficiaries
  • Affidavit of support issues
  • DVs - how are they processed differently from IVs - if at all
  • Priority date pitfalls/aging out for family members - strategies
  • IV waivers - statutory authority, limitations (which are available for NIVs but not IVs)

The registration deadline is Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11:00pm. When you register, you will receive instructions to participate in the third session as well as recordings of the first two sessions. For additional information, including speaker biographies, detailed curriculum, and to register, please see:
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