Deadline Is Monday, March 14th
Monday, March 14th is the deadline to register for the Immigrant Visa
issues in Consular Processing Today seminar. The curriculum is as follows:
Considerations in Consular Processing.
- Unlawful Presence.
- Risk that the applicant's visa and/or immigration history will risk a
delay or denial.
- Readjudication of labor certifications, visa petitions and
qualifications of applicant.
Considerations in consular policies in processing employment-based
immigrant visas on the basis on an original notice of approval of the I-140
and consular acceptance of third country national immigrant visa cases, per
DOS Cable 180792, "Processing I-140 Petitions for Applicants Residing in
- The DOS cable encourage posts to accept third country national IV
cases, yet attorneys report few posts willing to help. What can be
- Processing an IV on the basis of an original notice of approval can
save years of waiting. What can attorneys do to increase consular
receptivity to such processing, particularly where there are no fraud
indicators (Cases with low/no fraud indicators.)
Considerations in family-based petition cases.
- Documents to file with the consular posts.
- When can principal alien's entitlement to LPR status be
readjudicated at the IV interview of the "following-to-join" spouse or
child? When may the IV issuance be properly delayed and for how long?
(Issue arises in Manila when principal alien adjusted status as a nurse;
Issue arises when principal alien adjusted status as an asylee or through
legalization; Issue arises when consular officer questions whether
principal alien in F2A (unmarried minor child) and F2B (unmarried, adult
son or daughter) cases is maintaining his/her principal place of residence
and domicile in the United States at the time of the interview.)
- When blood relationship questioned, may attorney insist on DNA test
and through what mechanism? Often, much time would be saved through DNA
testing, particularly when the alternatives are returning an approved
petition to BCIS and/or awaiting the outcome of a local investigation.
- Strategies to resolve relationship questions locally in lieu of
petition return to BCIS.
- I-864 issues (Whether petitioner "resides" in the United
Processing of an "Age-Out" Case.
Processing of a Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) Case.
"Portability of an approved alien labor certification and I-140" to
immigrant visa processing.
The deadline to register is Monday, March
14th. For more info, including speaker bios, detailed curriculum, and
registration information, please see: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/february2005.shtm. (Fax version: http://www.ilw.com/seminars/february2005.pdf.)
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