Immigration Blog

Monthly Archives from August 2014

FAQ: Preparing for Consular Interview

Q: What Should I Do to Prepare for my Consular Processing Interview? A. This can be a stressful process. You are not automatically guaranteed a visa. Most applicants, but not all, will have an appointment at the Visa Application Center (OFC), followed by an appointment at the Embassy or Consulate. The following questions and answers are intended you prepare you and facilitate the process. How should I prepare my documents? –         Do not staple documents together. Please use […]

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DOS Worldwide Delays, Plan Ahead if You Need a Visa or Passport

After a Department of State (DOS) software update in July, the worldwide database that manages the issuance of hundreds of thousands of visas worldwide crashed.  Since the crash, consulates have been severely limited in their ability to produce visas. As a result, travelers seeking a U.S. visa, passport or other travel document should expect delays and plan ahead.   Click here to read more.

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September Visa Bulletin Released

The Department of State’s Visa Bulletin for September 2014 has been released.  This Bulletin includes the family and employment preference numerical limits for FY2014.  The cut-off dates for most family-based categories and employment-based, second-preference India have advanced for the month of September.  The cut-off dates for employment-based, third preference and Other Worker categories for the Philippines have also rapidly advanced. Click here to read the Visa Bulletin.

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Attorney Michael D. Kendall completes IADC Trial Academy

Congratulations to lead workers’ compensation attorney, Michael D.Kendall. Michael recently returned from the 42nd Annual Trial Academy presented by the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) at Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, California. Michael completed a seven-day, intensive trial academy program that blends small faculty instruction and demonstration with individual student participation. The IADC Trial Academy offers training provided by a faculty of the best civil defense lawyers who provide state-of –the-art defense techniques […]

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Marks Gray Shareholder Jeptha F. Barbour named to the Board of the International Association of Defense Counsel

Marks Gray, P.A. shareholder, Jeptha (“Jep”) F. Barbour was named to the Board of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) at its annual meeting in Vienna, Austria. The IADC is the preeminent invitation-only global legal organization for attorneys who represent corporate and insurance interests. Founded in 1920, the IADC’s members hail from five continents, 40 countries and all 50 states. The core purposes of the IADC are to enhance the development of skills, promote […]

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Marks Gray, P.A. receives Bronze Award from the United Way

Marks Gray, P.A. received the Bronze Award from the United Way of Northeast. Marks Gray was acknowledged for outstanding support through our workplace giving campaign. Your donations played a key role in the ability to improve lives in the areas of education, income and health in our communities. The awards program is in its tenth year of existence, recognizes companies and organizations at the level of Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze for their excellent performance […]

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