Tag - Dev Viswanath

Panel discussion on navigating the H1B visa process


The South Asian Bar Association (SABA)-DC has sponsored a Legal Panel Discussion with experienced immigration attorneys on options for candidates interested in or who have applied for H1B visas and are dealing with issues navigating the US employment landscape.   Indians and other South Asian H1B holders often face various challenges related to their employment-based...

EB-4 Visa: Religious Workers


By Dev B. Viswanath, Esq. The EB-4 visa is an employment-based immigrant visa for special religious  employees. Ministers/Priests and non-ministers in religious vocations and occupations may consular process or adjust status in the U.S. to perform religious work as a full-time compensated employee. There is a cap of 5,000 employees who may be issued a...

Please DON’T Make Me Leave!


Cancellation of Removal for Non-Lawful Permanent Residents By Dev B. Viswanath, Esq.             A non-lawful permanent resident (someone without a green card) who is in removal proceedings may be eligible for cancellation of removal. If a non-LPR is not scheduled to have a hearing in Immigration Court or they already appeared in Immigration Court and their case...

Immigrant Visa Processing Through Consular Posts


By Dev Banad Viswanath, Esq.   Immigrant Consular Processing is the process of applying for an immigrant visa through a U.S. Embassy or consulate in a foreign country; meaning getting a permanent resident visa through a consulate or embassy. An individual who is outside of the U.S. and is the beneficiary of an approved immigrant petition...

I-751, Waiver of Joint Filing Due to Divorce, Termination, or Annulment


By Dev Banad Viswanath, Esq.   If an individual applied for a green card based on their marriage to a U.S. citizen and they were married for less than two years when they were granted lawful residence, they will receive a “conditional” green card that is only valid for two years. Before the two-year mark is...

Getting Caught Up in Alien Smuggling Under INA Section 212(a)(6)(e)


By Dev B. Viswanath The Immigration & Nationality Act (INA) defines an alien smuggler as “any person who knowingly has encouraged, induced, assisted, abetted, or aided” any other person to enter or try to enter the United States unlawfully. It does not matter if the individual entering the U.S. unlawfully is a family member of...

Blast from The Past: The P-3 Visa is back!
Dancing, Acting, & Singing to Show Your Culture!


By  Dev B. Viswanath, Esq.   With the impending removal of the Presidential Country Ban which stopped thousands of Indians from coming over to the United States, one particular visa category group will benefit tremendously.  The artists and entertainment groups that were basically ruled out for so much of the Covid 19 pandemic, are back on...

President Biden to end travel bans for the vaccinated from November


By Dev Banad Viswanath, Esq. Attorney Dev Banad Viswanath will be in India working out of the Bangalore and Mumbai offices from Sept 27 to Oct 15. To schedule a consultation, please call India numbers (080) 266‑15891, (022) 2640‑1140 or (022) 2673‑0893. The White House has announced travel restrictions will be eased on all international travelers coming into the United States in a move to...

The B-1 Visa – for the Business Traveler


By Dev Banad Viswanath, Esq. NOTE: Attorney Dev Viswanath will be working out of the India Offices in September through October 2021. Both in Bangalore and Mumbai.  Please contact our offices for an in-person consultation for you or a loved one.   A B-1 visa is a temporary non-immigrant business visa. This visa is for foreign individuals...