Many of those who wish to enter the United States must apply for their visas at U.S. embassies or consulates. These visa applications range from nonimmigrant visas for visitors, students, professional workers, and exchange program participants to immigrant visas for those who have been successfully sponsored for U.S. permanent residency, commonly referred to as “green card” status). U.S. consular officers are charged with interviewing applicants for visas to determine if they are inadmissible to the United States for a specific reason and to see if they are coming to the U.S. for the correct purpose. Over the past several years, gaining approval of certain nonimmigrant visas has become difficult in a few countries, and new trends in consular adjudication continue to emerge.
Attorney Sheela Murthy visits India several times each year and, with adequate notice, she will request meetings at U.S. consulates in India on behalf of Murthy Law Firm clients. These are opportunities for employers of H1B or L1B workers to meet with senior officials in the nonimmigrant visa sections of the appropriate consulate, accompanied by Ms. Murthy, to present the bona fides of the company, explain the case/s, provide documents, and answer questions. This service is also available to individual and family clients with cases they wish to take to a consulate in India.
The Murthy Law Firm has seen such meetings spur results for cases in which visas were long delayed. Of course, there is no guarantee that pending cases will receive approvals or that visas will be issued within a specific timeframe. For more information on this service, please send inquiries to email@example.com (if you are inquiring for an individual or family), or to firstname.lastname@example.org (if you are inquiring for a company).