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E Visa Trends and Challenges

December 2, 2021
Web Seminar

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Presented 12/02/2021
2:00 PM (ET)
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format Web Seminar
SKU WS2021-12-02

E visa adjudications have been severely affected by COVID-19 and the regular and ongoing closures of U.S. consulates. With E visa units barely operating for more than a year, many clients were unable to process applications with the Department of State (DOS), faced major delays, or looked to change of status or extension of status filings with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The experts on this intermediate panel will discuss current trends with E visa adjudications at the consulates and the aftermath of filings with USCIS as treaty traders, investors, and employees resume more normal travel.

Featured Topics:

  • Current Status of E Visa Adjudications at Consulates
  • Updating Packages Submitted Months Ago as E Visa Applicants Are Called for Interviews
  • Presenting E-2 Applications for Newer Businesses When Investors Have Been Unable to Work for the Company for Long Periods
  • How Are Consulates Dealing with Applicants Who Filed Changes to E Status or Extensions of E Status with USCIS?

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Bryan Funai (DL), Schaumburg, IL

Bryan Funai advises U.S. and foreign companies on corporate structuring, business transactions, reorganizations, and the establishment of subsidiaries, as well as regarding strategic development and business immigration. A founding member of the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, an Illinois “Super Lawyer,” and listed in Who’s Who Legal in Corporate Immigration, Leading Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, Bryan is a focused, astute strategist and highly effective negotiator.

Ramon E. Curiel, AILA Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Liaison Committee Chair, San Antonio, TX

Ramon E. Curiel is a partner at Oliva, Saks, Garcia & Curiel, L.L.P. in San Antonio, Texas, and has practiced immigration law for more than 17 years. He received his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law and an LL.M. in International Law from St. Mary’s University. He has served as the AILA Liaison for the San Antonio District Office of USCIS for eight years. He is currently a member of the AILA National CBP Liaison Committee, the Chair for the CBP Committee for the Latin American and Caribbean Chapter, a member of the CBP/USCIS Committee for the Rome District Chapter, and the local CBP Liaison for San Antonio. He is a past chair of the International Law Section of the San Antonio Bar Association. He also served as a member of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee of the Supreme Court of Texas in San Antonio. He practices exclusively immigration law focused on business-related cases with an emphasis on professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Janice A. Flynn, London, UK

Janice Flynn is the Principal Lawyer of Flynn Hodkinson based in London, UK. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the AILA RDC-EMEA chapter’s Executive Committee and is a member of AILA’s CBP National Liaison Committee. She is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and has lived where she started working in the field of US immigration law and has practiced in London, UK since 2005. She specializes in consular processing, US entry issues, non-immigrant waivers of inadmissibility, and complex corporate immigration advice.

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The E Visa Trends and Challenges web seminar takes place Thursday, December 2, 2021, 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 December 1, 2021.

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