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  • DOS Liaison Update on E Visa Processing in Italy (12/20/2006)
    The AILA DOS Liaison Committee provides an update on E Visa processing in Italy.
    AILA Doc. No. 06122065.
  • DOS Liaison Report on Fall 2006 NVC Tour(180 KB - 10/18/2006)
    The report of the 2006 AILA visit to the Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) provides an overview of case processing, document collection and review, scheduling appointments, and inquiry submission, as well as Q&As.
    AILA Doc. No. 06101860.
  • DV Lottery Scams On Increase (10/12/2006)
    AILA members have seen a marked increase in recent weeks in fake e-mails telling people that they have "won" the visa lottery. When you are selected for the visa lottery, you are NOT notified by e-mail, and money is NOT requested up front.
    AILA Doc. No. 06101268.
  • DOS Answers to AILA Questions (10/11/06) (10/12/2006)
    DOS issues answers to AILA Liaison questions on Legalnet, Advisory Opinions, the Visa Waiver Program, visa training sessions, registering complaints, SAOs and NCIC checks, E-2s, E-3s, Js, the NVC, NIV issuance, and refusals.
    AILA Doc. No. 06101267.
  • Update on Schedule A Visa Bulletin Quota (8/24/2006)
    DOS discusses the demand for visas under Schedule A and information on current usage patterns.
    AILA Doc. No. 06082411.
  • Warning: DV Lottery Notification Scam (8/18/2006)
    An e-mail claiming to come from the DOS, stating that "you have been selected as one of the lucky winners" of the Diversity Visa lottery and asking for payment of $749 for singles and $949 for families is not a legitimate notification.
    AILA Doc. No. 06081851.
  • Consulate in Singapore Addresses H-1B1 Fees and Degree Equivalencies (8/2/2006)
    In response to queries from AILA member Naomi Schorr, the U.S. consulate in Singapore has provided information regarding the applicable fees to file for an H-1B1 and the standards for a degree equivalency for an H-1B1, under the U.S. Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
    AILA Doc. No. 06080268.
  • Practice Alert: Beirut IV Processing Suspended (7/27/2006)
    Update that immigrant visa processing at the U.S. Embassy at Beirut has been suspended during current hostilities.
    AILA Doc. No. 06072761.
  • U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv Advises on Rescheduling Appointments (7/25/2006)
    The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv advises on rescheduling nonimmigrant visa appointments due to hostilities and military service obligations.
    AILA Doc. No. 06072710.
  • DOS on Suspension of Visa Issuance in Honduras (6/22/2006)
    DOS responds to inquiry from AILA DOS Liaison Chair Liam Schwartz regarding suspension of visa processing in Honduras.
    AILA Doc. No. 06062260.
  • DOS Changes Position on L-1 Blankets (6/8/2006)
    DOS advises AILA's DOS Liaison Committee that it has reevaluated its previously articulated view and, together with USCIS, has come to the view that only those who were already in L-1 classification prior to 6/6/05 are grandfathered with respect to qualifying with only six months' employment.
    AILA Doc. No. 06060863.
  • DOS on Refusal of Family-Based Petitions under INA 212(a)(5)(A) (5/24/2006)
    DOS clarifies its policy on refusing an immigrant visa under INA § 212(a)(5) in the case of a family-based immigrant visa application.
    AILA Doc. No. 06052461.
  • DOS on Drug Abuse and Addict Ineligibility Standard (5/24/2006)
    The DOS Visa Office has provided the AILA DOS Liaison Committee with clarification of its response to item #5 of the March 2006 liaison agenda which dealt with the standards to be applied by consular officers in reaching a finding of ineligibility under INA 212(a)(1)(A)(iv).
    AILA Doc. No. 06052460.
  • DOS Update on E-3 Visa Issuance (5/23/2006)
    DOS provides the AILA Liaison Committee with updated information on E-3 visa issuance, stating that between 10/1/05 and 4/20/06, Australian E-3 numbers have been far short of the annual limit thus it is unlikely that usage will hit the FY2006 limit.
    AILA Doc. No. 06052362.
  • Practice Alert on Proposed J Trainee Regulation Changes (5/12/2006)
    AILA’s DOS Liaison Committee encourages AILA members to urge their law offices and clients to submit comments opposing DOS’ proposed regulatory changes to the J-1 trainee and intern category. Proposed changes would severely limit, if not eliminate, participation in the program for many.
    AILA Doc. No. 06051264.
  • DOS Clarifies Policy on Blanket Ls Filed Prior to 6/6/05 (4/7/2006)
    DOS Visa Office responds to AILA DOS Liaison Committee inquiry regarding the ability of employers who have filed a petition for initial blanket L classification prior to 6/6/05 to bring in blanket qualified workers with only six months of qualifying employment.
    AILA Doc. No. 06040763.
  • AILA Liaison Meeting Agenda and Responses from DOS (3/23/06)(89 KB - 4/6/2006)
    The AILA DOS Liaison meeting discussed the redress process, student visa issues, medical exams, Social Security, retrogression, visa numbers, B visas, VWP, Blanket Ls, visa refusals, Haiti, Chennai, NVC, CSPA, asylees, address changes or corrections, DNA testing, security checks, and biometrics.
    AILA Doc. No. 06040664.
  • J-1 Waiver Questions for DOS Liaison Meeting (3/23/06)(96 KB - 4/5/2006)
    Q&As from the DOS liaison meeting on 3/23/06 discussed J-1 waivers, contracts, multiple applications, home residency requirements, and Fulbright funding.
    AILA Doc. No. 06040571.
  • Update on Schedule A Visa Number Availability for FY2006 (3/16/2006)
    DOS updates AILA on Schedule A visa number availability for FY2006, stating that there are approximately 20,000 Schedule A numbers remaining.
    AILA Doc. No. 06031576.
  • Practice Update on Visas Mantis Clearance Validity Periods (3/16/2006)
    Practice update on Visas Mantis security clearance validity periods from the AILA DOS Liaison Committee including current validity periods for students, temporary workers, and business visitors.
    AILA Doc. No. 06031675.
  • Supplementary Questionnaire for Nonimmigrants at U.S. Consulate in Mumbai(38 KB - 3/9/2006)
    Supplementary questionnaire used by the U.S. consulate in Mumbai for employment-based, student and business/science visitor nonimmigrant visa applicants. Provided by the DOS Liaison Committee.
    AILA Doc. No. 06030910.
  • Change in NIV Procedure in Paris (3/8/2006)
    Update, courtesy of AILA member Joan Squires-Lind, regarding nonimmigrant visa processing in Paris.
    AILA Doc. No. 06030865.
  • H-2A/H-2B Guidelines at the U.S. Consulate in Nogales(242 KB - 3/8/2006)
    The U.S. Consulate in Nogales provides guidelines for processing H-2A and H-2B visas. Also included is an updated H-2A/H-2B Appointment Request Form.
    AILA Doc. No. 06030864.
  • DOS Liaison Report on Fall 2005 NVC Tour(88 KB - 2/16/2006)
    The DOS Liaison Committee reports on tour of National Visa Center (NVC) in the fall of 2005, includes case processing information, documents collected and common mistakes seen, scheduling appointments, and inquiries.
    AILA Doc. No. 06021660.
  • Practice Alert on “Drug Abuser or Addict” Grounds of Inadmissibility (2/1/2006)
    Practice alert on “drug abuser or addict” statutory grounds of inadmissibility at U.S. consular posts. Prepared by Liam Schwartz, AILA DOS Liaison Committee chair.
    AILA Doc. No. 06020110.
  • DOS Guidance on EB-3 Cases At NVC (2/1/2006)
    DOS replies to AILA Liaison inquiries on processing of EB-3 visa petition cases at the National Visa Center, in which priority dates may not become current for a number of years.
    AILA Doc. No. 06020161.
  • DOS on Outlook for Employment-Based Visa Numbers (1/26/2006)
    DOS has advised AILA DOS Liaison on the outlook for movement of employment-based visa numbers. It has seen a decrease in demand for employment-based visa numbers for USCIS adjustment of status cases, which has resulted in the rapid advancement of the established cut-off dates.
    AILA Doc. No. 06012664.
  • New Appointments at DOS Visa Office (1/18/2006)
    The State Department's Visa Office has informed the AILA DOS Liaison Committee of certain senior personnel changes, effective immediately.
    AILA Doc. No. 06181874.
  • DOS on Fulfillment of Two Year Home Requirement by EU Nationals (1/13/2006)
    DOS advises that citizens and nationals of EU countries subject to the two-year home residence requirement of INA § 212(e) must satisfy that requirement in the individual’s country of citizenship or last foreign residence, not in any EU country.
    AILA Doc. No. 06011360.
 
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