April 2014 Consular Corner: Liam Schwartz

April 2014 Consular Corner: Liam Schwartz

"The Office of Visa Services (“the Visa Office”), in the Bureau of Consular Affairs (“CA”), interprets visa laws and regulations.  The Visa Office runs the “LegalNet” program, in which it accepts inquiries from applicants or their attorneys regarding the interpretation or application of immigration law in specific visa cases.  The LegalNet program is staffed by two full-time visa specialists and a third part-time visa specialist, and receives more than 60 inquiries each day.  This month, CA provides, for the first time, FAM guidance on LegalNet procedures." - April 2014 Consular Corner, by Liam Schwartz.