Nonimmigrant Visas

Case of S.P.

S set up a company in the US and decided to invest in real estate. We helped her obtain an L-1 visa. During her first year, she purchased a couple of properties and hired a property manager. She then decided to buy a café. She hired a business broker, reviewed more than hundred cafes up for sale, and visited three of them. We helped her select the business. She managed to sign the asset purchase agreement 7 days before her status was due to expire. Three days before expiration, we filed the extension petition, and later supplemented the petition with evidence of the transfer of the business. Her extension was approved without a request for evidence.

Case of R.B.

R had dual citizenship — that of her home country, which allowed her to receive a US visa with a maximum validity period of two years, and citizenship in St. Kitt’s and Nevis, with a maximum validity period of 10 years for US visas. We “enlightened” the Embassy about the second citizenship and the legitimacy of the St. Kitt’s program. R then received a 10-year visa in her St. Kitt’s passport.

Case of N.K.

We rendered legal support in obtaining a B-2 visa for a young, unmarried woman with no children nor property ownership.

Case of T.L.

In violation of Department of State rules, a consular officer refused to issue an L-2 visa to T unless her husband, in valid L-1 status, returned from the United States. After we advised departmental lawyers of this breach, T promptly received her visa.

Case of S.P.

A consular officer sought to send the already-approved L-1 petition of S back to USCIS for revocation. The issue of concern — that the US company and foreign company were engaged in different lines of activity — was not a basis for petition revocation because there is no requirement that the companies engage in the same activity. S had already invested more than $300,000 in her US restaurant, and the possibility that she would be unable to return to the US and manage it would have had devastating consequences. We contacted Washington on her behalf, and within a week, she was able to receive the visa without further delays.

Case of I.O.

In the past, I. was employed by a foreign intelligence agency. Every time he applied for a visa, his application was subjected to protracted administrative processing. This continued to take place many years after he stopped working for the agency. In fact, the security checks became more and more protracted over time. He contacted us after a long wait in administrative processing. We prepared and filed an official inquiry and within one week, he was issued a visa.

Case of L.L.

We managed to help a woman obtain a B-2 visa to attend the wedding of her niece in the US, notwithstanding the fact that she had never been abroad, she did not have family ties in her home country, and lived in a poor rural region.

Case of O.M. and A.M.

O and A are brother and sister — children of an entrepreneur. Together, they decided that O would enroll in a master’s program in the US, and A — in a bachelor’s program. We represented the children in their F-1 applications. We prepared a package of documentation in support of their applications and prepared them for their interviews. Their interviews went smoothly, and they received their student visas within 3 days of the interview.

Case of I.K.

I is one of the richest men in his country. He never had a problem with visas — until the Embassy temporarily denied his application under 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. His case was pending for nearly six months when he contacted us. We managed to find out from the travel agency that completed his application that they had mistakenly omitted from his application form that his daughter was a permanent resident in the United States. We have seen such omissions lead to a finding of willful, material misrepresentation — a permanent bar to entry to the United States. We contacted the Embassy, informed them of the mistake, and within five days, I was issued a visa.

Case of M.P.

M had his own IT consulting business. He wanted to transfer to the US numerous computer programmers on H-1B visas in order to provide services to his clients in the U. S. With our assistance, his programmers were able to obtain H-1B visas and travel to the U.S.