Case Studies

Case of T.L.

In violation of the rules of the Department of State, a consular officer attempted to require Ms. L’s husband in the United States, who was in L-1 status, to return to Russia before he would process her L-2 application. After we brought this to the attention of Washington, the consular officer issued the visa to her.

Case of M.G.

Our inquiry to a consulate about the reason for a material misrepresentation finding prompted a consular officer to review the decision, which had been made five years prior, and reverse that decision.

Case of G.D.

Ms. D, a Ukrainian citizen, worked for an American expatriate family in Russia. The US Embassy in Moscow denied her "nanny" visa application to work in the United States because she was unable to document her ties to her home country and because the consular officer did not believe that she met the visa requirements. The American businessman contacted us and we were able to help the nanny obtain the visa.

Case of V.S.

Mr. S was denied his request for refugee status. On his behalf, we submitted a Request for Reconsideration, pointing out legal and factual errors made in the handling of his case. He was called in for another interview. After a ninety minute interview, the immigration officer granted refugee status to him.

Case of N.D.

After a consular officer erroneously counted an applicant’s time of unlawful presence in the United States, we helped her overcome this finding and have her time of inadmissibility reduced to three years from ten years.

Case of N.K.

We helped a young female applicant with few ties to her home country (not married, no children, no property) secure a visitor’s visa.

Case of S.N.

Mr. N, a citizen of Armenia, was granted asylum in the US. In order to see his sick brother before he died, he returned to his home country before obtaining a Refugee Travel Document, a document he would need in order to return to the US. After being initially refused, we assisted him in obtaining a RTD while he was located outside the US.

Case of I.V.

We successfully represented a businessman who had been denied a tourist visa to visit his son and the gravesite of his ex-wife in the United States.

Case of I.A. and A.M.

After being notified that he won the Green Card Lottery, Mr. M married Ms. A. This fact led the consular officer to suspect that their relationship was not a legitimate one, and Mr. M was permanently barred for alien smuggling (Section 212(a)(6)(E)) and Ms. A was permanently barred for committing a material misrepresentation (Section 212(a)(6)(C)(i)). They then contacted our firm. We were able to gather substantial documentation showing that they had a serious relationship and were engaged for more than a year before the notification of selection in the Lottery. After review of this evidence, the consular officer rescinded the inadmissibility decisions and issued to them visas — one day before the expiration of the Lottery program.

Case of G.S.

Mrs. S, a green card holder, was located outside the United States for more than one year because her mother was very sick. We assisted her in her application for a SB-1 Returning Resident Visa. After the visa was granted, she was able to reenter the US and join her two children.