Dealing with Consular Interview Delays, INA §221(g) Letters, and Administrative Processing: “What’s the Delay?”

Dealing with Consular Interview Delays, INA §221(g) Letters, and Administrative Processing: “What’s the Delay?”

Dealing with Consular Interview Delays, INA §221(g) Letters, and Administrative Processing: “What’s the Delay?” (Seminar Recording)
Live Event Date: 10/12/2023
Format Length CLE Eligible
Web Seminar 90 min. Yes

As a result of the continued backlogs at U.S. consulates around the world, applicants are now searching (more than ever) for solutions to avoid further delays and get their visas issued. Our panel of experts will discuss the options available to resolve these delays and strategies for handling administrative processing.

Featured Topics:

  • Requests for expedited interview dates
  • INA §221(g) letters
  • Form DS-5535 requests
  • Administrative processing delays and strategies
  • When to litigate consular delays

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Mahsa Khanbabai, AILA Board of Governors/DOS Liaison Committee, Boston, MA

Mahsa Khanbabai has dedicated her legal career to immigration and naturalization issues, representing individual, nonprofit, educational and business clients. She assists clients with employment visas, family petitions, and citizenship applications, as well as other immigration related matters. A significant part of Mahsa's practice is devoted to assisting foreign dental students, international medical graduates with J-1 Waiver issues, as well as other employment related work visa matters.

Ganesh Kalyanaraman, AILA DOS Liaison Committee, Sacramento, CA

Ganesh Kalyanaraman advises multinational corporations on a wide variety of employment and investor-related immigration issues, focusing on strategic immigration planning for U.S. and international companies for the international relocation of personnel both from and into the U.S. He is a past chair of the Asia-Pacific Chapter and currently serves is currently on AILA’s DOS Liaison Committee. He is also the Co-Chair of the Immigration Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA).

Daniel J. Parisi, AILA Board of Governors/DOS Liaison Committee, Brussels, Belgium

Daniel J. Parisi is the owner of DJP Immigration in Brussels, Belgium. Daniel has practiced immigration law since 2003 and focuses on consular processing and waivers of inadmissibility. Daniel is an Elected Director of AILA’s Board of Governors. He is a past Chair of AILA’s Department of State Liaison Committee and is in his 10th year on the committee. Daniel is also a past Chair of AILA’s RDC-EMEA Chapter and of AILA’s Law Student Engagement Committee.

Dominique Pando Bucci, AILA DOS Liaison Committee, Miami Beach, FL

Dominique Pando Bucci is the principal attorney at Pando Bucci Law, PLLC, a business and investment immigration law firm. She is a past chair of the AILA South Florida Chapter Business and Investment Committee and currently serves on AILA’s State Department Liaison Committee. Dominique is a German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She received her JD from the Florida International University College of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the FIU Law Review.

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