|Event Date: 01/25/2023
*Please note: U.S. consular updates will not be covered*
After a wave of unprecedented global events, attorneys are settling into a new phase of *consular processing with innovative approaches to sustained processing delays, labor market shortages, and forced migration. In addition, attorneys must continue to prepare for uncertainty, from COVID-19 resurgence to the broadening of geopolitical conflicts. Persistent stressors on consulates and processing centers around the world continue to offer unique challenges in global mobility as governments balance competing interests. Join our panel of distinguished non-U.S. consular officials as they discuss how their respective governments are navigating the challenging pandemic landscape and humanitarian crises, including any emerging trends.
- Post-COVID global migration
- The non-U.S. consular response — challenges and successes
- Non-U.S. consular processing trends and technology innovations: What is here to stay?
Vishal Chander (DL), New York, NY
Introduction: Pavan Dhillon, AILA GMS Consular Liaison Subcommittee Chair, San Francisco, CA
British Consular Official: Dan O’Donoghue (Head of North America & The Caribbean, Americas Region Visa, Status and Information Services, UK Visas and Immigration - British Consulate-General)
Brazilian Consular Official: Ana Paula da Rocha-Lima Bentes (Vice Consul – Consular General of Brazil)
Indian Consular Official: Bijender Kumar (Consul, Consular Passport and Visa Division, Consulate General of India, New York)
Indian Consular Official: Vijay Shankar Prasad (Consul (Visa), Consulate General of India, New York)
Mexican Consular Official: Olmo Lara Porras (Consular Deputy of Protection and Legal Affairs, Consulate General of Mexico in San Antonio, Texas)