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Visa Information

With some notable exceptions (e.g. student and visitor visas), obtaining a U.S. visa is a two-step process.

The first step involves a petition filed with USCIS, the primary agency awarding immigration benefits. Upon successful adjudication of the petition, the beneficiary may apply for a visa to be placed into his/her passport in the United States. Almost uniformly, this requires an in-person interview at a consulate abroad. If a beneficiary is currently in the U.S. in another lawful status, it may be possible to collapse the steps together in a single filing.

In the following pages we provide some general information relating to:


Jan 30, 2018

Practice Director Jonathan Grode Speaks Today on National AILA Webinar about H-1B visas

January 30, 2018 – U.S. Practice Director Jonathan Grode will be co-presenting a national webinar today for The American Immigration Lawyers ...

Jan 25, 2018

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) to Introduce Bill Increasing H-1B Cap Numbers

Bloomberg Politics is reporting that legislation that would provide needed H-1B cap relief to a system perennially oversubscribed will be soon be i...

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