The DOS has recently announced that it will start a pilot program involving persons applying for an immigrant visa at the U.S. consulates in Cd. Juarez, Mexico (CDJ) and Montreal, Canada. The National Visa Center will be conducting its standard review of the forms and documents submitted by the applicant, including a review of the affidavit of support, civil documents, and police certificates. If a case file is incomplete or lacks proper documentation, the NVC will send a checklist to the petitioner or designated agent indicating what changes are needed.
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By Susan Schreiber
CLINIC held its annual two-day family-based immigration law conference in El Paso, Texas on November 12-13, 2014. In the afternoon of the second day, representatives from the consulate and USCIS spoke and answered participants’ questions. On an optional third day, participants toured the U.S. consulate in Ciudad Juarez. The following is a summary of updated information from the conference and the tour.
The Consulate and How to Contact Officers
By Ilissa Mira, Training and Legal Support Attorney
Join CLINIC Attorneys Kristina Karpinski, Susan Schreiber and Charles Wheeler as they speak with NVC Director Kimberly Kelly about these initiatives and other issues related to consular processing including NVC's role in implementation of the provisional waivers program.
By Susan Schreiber
CLINIC conducted its fifteenth annual family-based immigration law conference in El Paso on November 12-14, followed by a tour of the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez (CDJ) on November 15. Justin Williamson, Deputy Immigrant Visa (IV) Chief, U.S. Consulate, CDJ, gave a presentation and answered questions from participants. The following unofficial minutes represent some of the highlights of Mr. Williamson’s presentation.
Held on July 24, 2013
Have you ever disagreed with a U.S. consular officer's decision to deny an immigrant visa to your client? If so, did you know you can seek an advisory opinion from the Department of State Visa Office?