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Third Country National Visas in Canada and Mexico

August 7, 2014
Audio Seminar

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Third Country National Visas in Canada and Mexico

This 90 minute audio seminar was recorded live on August 7, 2014, from 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time.

Sometimes it is desirable to apply for a visa stamp in Canada or Mexico. This seminar highlights the potential advantages and disadvantages of applying for a nonimmigrant employment-based visa in Canada and Mexico. The seminar will cover:

  • Who May Apply for a Nonimmigrant Visa at the U.S. Consulate in Canada or Mexico? Who Is Ineligible to Apply?
  • Which Nationalities Are Not Permitted to Apply for a Visa in Canada If They Are Non-residents of Canada or Mexico?
  • Practice Pointers for Dealing with Specific Consular Posts in Canada and Mexico
  • Foreign Degree Issues with H-1Bs
  • The Visa Interview: Required Documents and Preparing the Client
  • What to Do If You Encounter Delays: Administrative and Security Check Delays, PIMS Delays, and Readjudication of NIV Petitions at the Post
  • Things to Consider When Applying for Renewal of a Blanket L-1B Specialized Knowledge Visa


Heather N. Segal (dl), AILA Board of Governors, Toronto, ON
Heather Segal is a Director on the Board of Governors. She has sat on numerous AILA committees including National Liaison with CBP and Department of State; and Liaison on behalf of the Board with the Global Migration Section. Heather graduated from the University of California, at Berkeley, with a Masters of Law degree, specializing in Immigration Law and is licensed with the California Bar. She is currently a Partner with Guberman Garson Immigration lawyers.

Diane M. Butler, AILA Board of Governors, Seattle, WA
Diane Butler chairs the immigration practice at Lane Powell PC in Seattle. She graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming in 1983. After working on Capitol Hill, she spent time in Shanghai working for the Canadian law firm of Bull, Housser & Tupper. She went on to receive her law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1992. Diane has an active cross border practice and enjoys troubleshooting problem cases.

Susan Visconti, El Paso, TX
Susanna Visconti is a partner with Kemp Smith LLP and has been practicing immigration law for over 18 years. She was the past AILA/DHS liaison for the local bar in El Paso, Texas. Her practice consists mostly of employment-based cases and has experience with consular issues in the southern border. Ms. Visconti received her J.D. from the University of St. Mary’s Law School in San Antonio, Texas (1995).

Free Downloadable Seminar Recording Included with Live Registration

Included with registration, participants in the live seminar will receive a free downloadable recording of the seminar. It will be available in participant's Agora Digital Library approximately 4-7 business days from the seminar date.

Registration & Pricing

  Registration Price
AILA Member/International Associates $129.00
AILA Members’ Paralegals $129.00
AILA Nonprofit Members $129.00
AILA Law Student Members $129.00
Nonmember Attorneys $199.00
Other Nonmembers $199.00
Nonprofit Nonmembers $199.00
Nonmember Law Students $199.00

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The "TCN Visas in Canada and Mexico" audio seminar takes place Thursday, August 7, 2014, at the times noted below:

  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm eastern time
  • 1:00 pm-2:30 pm central time
  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm mountain time
  • 11:00 am-12:30 pm pacific time

The registration deadline for this seminar is 11:59 pm ET on 08/06/2014.

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