Nonimmigrant Visa Waivers for Business Practitioners-Downloadable Recording

Nonimmigrant Visa Waivers for Business Practitioners-Downloadable Recording

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Nonimmigrant Visa Waivers for Business Practitioners

This 90 minute audio seminar was originally presented April 28, 2011.

Once you have the I-797 petition approval notice in your hand and have notified your company client of the approval, is your job done? What is the role of the lawyer in the processing of an application of a waiver of a potential ground of inadmissibility? At what stage should inquiries be made regarding the applicant’s prior criminal and immigration history to determine whether a waiver may be required?

  • Initial Attorney Determination of Potential Ground of Inadmissibility
  • Preparation of Documentation In Support of Application for §212(d)(3)(a) Waiver Application
  • Timing and Procedural Issues
  • Role of USCIS/ARO in Adjudication Process
  • Visa Validity Issues

CLE Information

CA, CO, GA, HI*, IL*, IN, ME, MS, MO, MT, NV*, NJ, NM, NY, OK, OR, PA, SC, VT, WA, and WV. To view the number of CLE credits you may claim for completing this 90-minute seminar, please use our CLE Calculator.


  • Attorneys must apply individually for approval of OnDemand programs in the following states: FL*, ID, ND, PR, and UT.
  • AILA applies for accreditation upon attorneys request after participation for the following states: DE*, LA, NC, and WY

Not Eligible for CLE: AL, AR, IA, KS, KY, MN, MO, NE, NH, OH, RI, TN, TX, VA, and WI.

*Please note that your jurisdiction may limit OnDemand credit depending on the date of the original presentation. OnDemand downloadable and CD-Rom expiration details are available. Please visit the CLE Center to view your jurisdiction's credit restrictions and CLE requirements.

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Maria Celebi, Istanbul, Turkey

Maria Celebi has been a partner at Bener Law Office in Istanbul, Turkey since 2004 and heads their Turkish and U.S. immigration department. She has 18 years experience in immigration law. She is immediate past Chair of AILA Rome District Chapter (EMEA region); Chair of the Immigration International Practice Group for Ius Laboris; and the Turkish Work Permit Advisor to the American Business Forum Turkey (Registered AmCham). In that capacity, she authored their white paper on Turkish work permits and presents to corporate members. She was selected in 2010 as the only attorney in Turkey for the “International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.”

Magdale Linda Labbe Henke, Munich, Germany

Magdale Labbe Henke, Esq. is the principal of MLH Consular Consulting - Global Immigration Law Services, based in Munich, Germany. Her practice focuses on U.S. consular processing and nonimmigrant and immigrant visa petitions, including employment, investor and family-based applications, as well as assisting with global immigration/expatriate assignments. Magdale was admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars in 2001. She is also admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Stephen R. Pattison, Washington, DC

Stephen R. Pattison is senior counsel at Maggio and Kattar. Formerly, Mr. Pattison was in London practicing at Magrath LLP and is a member of the AILA Rome District. He serves as the Chapter Secretary and on the chapter’s Consular Processing and Ethics Committees. He was a consular official for almost 30 years. Mr. Pattison’s foreign postings include Beirut, Colombo, Bangkok, Bucharest, Brussels, and Berlin. In Washington, he served in the visa office and as the Jamaica/Bahamas desk officer.

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 Great information

This is a great CLE. The panelists are very knowledgeable, are great speakers, and they share some great information and tips. Unfortunately, there are some technical difficulties in the recording, but this is still worth listening to.

Sidney   on  10/2/2012