E visa requirements and adjudications vary from post to post. These variations are increasingly important in a post-"Buy American and Hire American" (BAHA) environment, as attorneys seek to provide the most up-to-date information and strategies for clients. Our panel of experts will discuss advanced E visa issues focusing on the trends at consulates worldwide, including the evolving analysis of "substantial," "marginal," and "essential." They will provide actionable advice on presenting cases at specific consulates as strict documentation limits become the norm. Finally, they will provide tips on avoiding processing landmines.
- Consulate-Specific Rules and Tactics
- Substantiality and Marginality: Is the Standard Evolving?
- Making Your Case While Complying with Page Limits
- Uncommon Sources of Funds: Venture Capital Investments, Foreign Company Investments, and Retained Earnings Investments
- Strategies for Dual Nationals
- BAHA and Essential Employees
- The State of Play in New E Visa Countries: Israel and New Zealand
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Bernard P. Wolfsdorf (DL), Santa Monica, CA
Bernard P. Wolfsdorf is State Bar of California Certified Immigration Law Specialist and past AILA President where he received the Service Excellence Award. He is Managing Partner of WR Global Visas, a six-office law firm that developed WRapid, the most advanced Salesforce-based enterprise software. The firm handles global visas, including investment visas.
Blaise L. Tottenham, London, UK
Blaise L. Tottenham is a manager at PwC LLP in London. He advises corporate and private clients on immigration solutions and strategies with a particular focus on business compliance, maintenance of status, and consular work. Blaise is a member of AILA Rome District-EMEA Chapter and a past member of the New York Chapter. He has spoken on both corporate and family-based immigration topics at a variety of conferences.
Henry Chang, Toronto, ON
Henry Chang is a member of The State Bar of California and The Law Society of Upper Canada ("LSUC"). A recognized authority in the field of United States and Canadian immigration law, Mr. Chang lectures extensively on the subject in both the United States and Canada. His articles have appeared in numerous nationally- and internationally-recognized publications. Mr. Chang also mentors other lawyers in the practice of immigration law in the United States and Canada. Mr. Chang has been extensively involved with the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA") since 1993.