Best Practices for Interacting with the National Visa Center
May 7, 2019
02:00 PM (ET)
Our panelists will advise on how to effectively communicate with, and respond to, the National Visa Center. With increasing delays, it becomes even more frustrating to communicate with a system that does not seem to be listening. Panelists will provide crucial guidance regarding how to utilize the new electronic document collection system, obtain initial and secondary evidence, respond to Requests for Evidence (RFEs), and ensure that cases are not closed.
- Avoiding and Responding to Redundant Requests
- How to Obtain Police Certificates and Military Documents
- Tips for Submitting Secondary Evidence
- What Is New with Electronic Document Collection?
- Responding to RFEs Regarding the Affidavit of Support
- How to Make Sure Your Case Is Not Closed
Stephen R. Pattison (DL), Portsmouth, NH, is the owner of the Law Offices of Stephen Pattison, LLC in Gilford, New Hampshire and represents clients in complex business immigration and consular processing cases. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas Law School. Steve spent 28 years with the Department of State as a consular officer and manager and worked in London for Magrath LLP and in Washington D.C. for Maggio and Kattar before opening his own offices in 2014. He is past president of the Rome District Chapter and serves on AILA’s DOS Liaison Committee.
Spojmie Ahmady Nasiri, Pleasanton, CA, is a first-generation immigrant herself who understands through personal experience how difficult and emotionally draining American immigration process can be. Mrs. Nasiri’s education, community involvement and associations reflect her outstanding dedication in the area of immigration law. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis and her Juris Doctorate from Golden Gate University, School of Law. Mrs. Nasiri is a member of the California State Bar and is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Mrs. Nasiri currently practices immigration law exclusively and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Dan H. Berger, Northampton, MA, is a partner at the immigration law firm of Curran, Berger & Kludt in Northampton, MA. Dan developed his interest in immigration at Harvard University, where he studied immigration history and taught English to adult refugees. Dan graduated from Cornell Law School and has been an immigration attorney for over 20 years. Dan is also a founding member of the US Alliance of International Entrepreneurs (usaie.org), an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, on the Advisory Board of the Presidents’ Alliance on Immigration & Higher Education (https://www. presidentsimmigrationalliance. org/about/), and a member of the USCIS Headquarters liaison committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
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The Best Practices for Interacting with the National Visa Center audio seminar takes place Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 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
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