Advanced Issues for Consular Processing: Third-Party Placement
February 27, 2020
2:00 PM (ET)
Consular processing has become extremely challenging under the current administration. Given the volume of applicants interviewed each day, consular officers are more likely than ever to issue an INA §221(g) for applications that they want more time to assess. Nowhere is this scenario more prevalent than in cases involving H-1B applicants working with consulting companies. For applicants from such companies, a §221(g) response could turn a two-week vacation into a six-month ordeal. Our panel of experts will review recent trends affecting consulting company employees at high-volume consulates in India and China. They also will provide tips and strategies on preparing foreign nationals for the visa interview and working with end users.
- Trending Issues and Challenges that Consulting Company Employees Face at Visa Interviews
- Practical Tips and Best Practices: Preparing Foreign Nationals for the Visa Interview
- Working with a Client’s End Users: Strategies and Approaches
- Setting and Managing Employer and Employee Expectations
- An INA §221(g) Is Issued: What Next?
Ryan Barshop (DL), Manila, Philippines
Ryan Barshop is based in Manila, Philippines and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is the former secretary of the Bangkok District Chapter and is a frequent speaker on consular matters at AILA regional and national conferences.
Poorvi Rohit Chothani, AILA DOS Liaison Committee, Mumbai, India
Poorvi Chothani, Esq. is the Managing Partner of LawQuest, Mumbai and The Law Office of Poorvi Chothani, PLLC, Florida. She is a founding member of AILA’s Bangkok District Chapter and has served on its steering group and committees. She currently serves on AILA’S DOS Liaison Committee and continues to be an active member of the BDC. Poorvi, a Penn alumna, is a licensed advocate in India, admitted to the NY State Bar and is a registered, practicing Solicitor, England & Wales.
Najia Sheikh Khalid, New Haven, CT
Najia Sheikh Khalid is a New York- and Connecticut-based Partner at Wiggin and Dana LLP. She leads the firm's Immigration and Nationality Law and Compliance Practice Group and serves as Chair of the firm's Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee. Practicing primarily in the area of business immigration law, Najia represents a wide range of employers across many industries in connection with U.S./global immigration and compliance matters. She serves on various AILA committees and is Founder and Chair of AILA-CT’s Corporate Practice Committee.
Charlotte Slocombe, London, UK
Charlotte Slocombe is a partner with Fragomen LLP. She is dual-qualified and has been practicing U.S. immigration law since 2005. Charlotte is responsible for establishing and managing Fragomen’s EMEA Consular and Documents Practice. Her specialism is U.S. consular support, with a particular focus on I-130/IV, inadmissibility and E company filings. Previous positions held were as executive member for the AILA RDC Europe Middle East and African District Chapter and a member of AILA National’s Department of State Committee and CBP National Liaison Committee. Currently Charlotte is a member of BIRT.
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