We are pleased to announce that Attorney Evelyn Hahn, Managing Partner of David Hirson & Partners, LLP, and her team recently helped an L-1A visa applicant to be granted approval for a National Interest Exemption under Presidential Proclamation 10052. This exemption approval also included an expedited visa interview appointment for the client’s visa applicant in 1 business day. The client is now able to come to the U.S. in September 2020 and provide valuable contributions to an important project in the U.S. that is considered to be in the U.S. national interest.
The State Department’s latest guidelines on national interest exceptions under Presidential Proclamation 10052, covering H-1B, H-2B, J-1, L-1A, L-1B, H-4, L-2, and J-2 visas are available here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/exceptions-to-p-p-10014-10052-suspending-entry-of-immigrants-non-immigrants-presenting-risk-to-us-labor-market-during-economic-recovery.html
In April 2020, Evelyn also previously filed and received approval of a request for an expedited interview appointment for an E-2 visa applicant in only 3 business days. Although the E-2 visa is not part of Presidential Proclamation 10052, most of the U.S. consulates worldwide have currently suspended visa processing services, except for a few visa categories, such as F, M, and J visas. Therefore, a request for an expedited E-2 visa interview appointment had to be requested in order to ensure that the client could immediately enter the U.S. to contribute to an important COVID-19-related project in the U.S.
If you believe that your immigration case is connected to the U.S. national interests and qualifies for an expedited visa interview appointment, contact David Hirson & Partners, LLP today to schedule a consult.