13 Nov 2017

My H1B visa was refused by the consulate because they had concerns related to my employer’s right to control my work. My wife is in the U.S. working in H1B status. Can I now apply for an H-4 visa?

Answer Generally speaking, being denied issuance an H1B visa would not prevent a person from qualifying for an H-4 visa. (13.Nov.2017)In frequent sessions of our Chat, Sheela Murthy and other senior attorneys provide guidance that clarifies the law in real time. For details on chat participation,...

21 Sep 2017

30/60/90-Day Policy Revised on Misrepresentation and Preconceived Intent

On September 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) revised its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) policy guidance to consular officers regarding "misrepresentation" under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) § 212(a)(6)(C)(i). In particular, the DOS changed its policy on when a consular officer can...

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