Consular Processing

E-2 Visa Tips: A Consular Processing Odyssey

Recent client experience in Oslo reveals consular officer mindset One of our entrepreneur clients who filed an E-2 visa application at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway, based on a business he started in California, just reported back with excitement that he was granted the E-2 visa. He also offered some tips from the “front… Read more »


Immigrant visas overseas: Validity may be less than 6 months

How much time do I have to enter the U.S. once I receive my immigrant visa stamp in my passport? A client contacted me over the weekend in disbelief. His wife and child had just been interviewed for their immigrant visas in New Delhi on January 22, 2015 and on January 27, 2015 they receive… Read more »


Administrative Processing delays – Be Prepared!

Administrative processing delays are frequent and occur when you might least expect them Administrative processing is another name for a Security Advisory Opinion or Washington Special Clearance. It is a process the United States Department of State and the diplomatic missions of the United States use in deciding to grant or deny a United States… Read more »


Non-immigrant visa interview: Waivers expanded

State Department expands waiver of some non-immigrant visa applicant interviews In an effort to manage an increasing workload with less resources, the U.S. Department of State has added a large number of nonimmigrant visa applicants to the list of those for whom interviews may be waived. The program became effective on January 19, 2012 and… Read more »


National Visa Center: Document Translations Needed?

National Visa Center (NVC) immigrant visa documents – to translate or not to translate, that is the question! And the answer is to translate every document you present to the NVC into English despite what is written on the NVC website. In terms of civil documents, the NVC is requesting originals or certified copies either… Read more »