Ms. J had completed her final class before her Diversity visa interview, but had not received her high school diploma in time for the interview. The consular officer refused her for not having the equivalent of a high school education at the time of her interview. We pointed out that she had completed her high school education — that it was the education that satisfied the Lottery requirement, not the issuance of the diploma — and therefore satisfied the Lottery requirement at the time of her interview. Upon reconsideration, the consulate re-opened her case and issued to her an immigrant visa.
We assist applicants for tourist, business, student, work, fiancée, and immigrant visas. Our services are geared towards
- Avoiding Visa Denials — The best way to avoid a visa denial is to thoroughly prepare for the visa interview.
- Overcoming Visa Denials — We are able to help those who have been erroneously rejected on the following grounds:
- Failure to show entitlement to nonimmigrant status (lack of foreign residence; inability to show visit of limited duration; do not meet criteria for issuance of the visa) — 214(b);
- Unlawful presence;
- Material misrepresentation and fraud;
- Public charge;
- Sham marriage;
- Unlawful activity;
- Crimes involving moral turpitude;
- Alien smuggling;
- Labor certification;
- Drug abuser or addict;
- Other grounds.
We are also able to help those whose applications have been subject to unusually prolonged administrative processing (Section 221(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act) or those who have had their petitions sent back to the USCIS with recommendations for revocation of the approval.
- Finding Alternative Solutions — For those who have been properly judged to be ineligible for a visa, we may provide assistance in securing a waiver or humanitarian parole.
The services include providing consultations; lodging official inquiries; preparing visa applications; representing applicants and US citizen petitioners and employers before US embassies, consulates, the Department of State, and the Department of Homeland Security; filing writs of mandamus in federal courts; and undertaking other measures to ensure the rightful issuance of the visa. Our goal is simple: to be relentless in helping the applicant obtain the visa to which he is entitled under the law. For examples of how we have helped individuals over the years, see the Case Studies section.