Recently, our office prepared a nonimmigrant waiver that was approved at
a U.S. Embassy in 5 days. This particular nonimmigrant waiver was prepared
on behalf of a member of an internationally recognized music group. This
music group has won and performed at several notable American award ceremonies
such as the Latin Grammy Awards and the Billboard Music Awards. In other
words, it is reasonable to expect that a member of this internationally
recognized music group should have no problem with obtaining a visa to
work in the United States.
Unfortunately, this individual had previously used a tourist visa to work
in the United States. Because of the magnitude of this music group's
popularity, the Customs officials at the U.S. Port of Entry were aware
that this individual had performed in the United States with a tourist
visa. Thus, the next time this individual attempted to enter the United
States with a tourist visa, the officials denied this individual's
entry and cancelled the tourist visa.
After the individual's tourist visa was cancelled, the individual applied
for a work visa. The petition for this individual's work visa was
approved by USCIS in the United States. However, the individual had an
issue when the individual interviewed at the US Embassy. The individual
was denied a work visa at the US Embassy because of the individual's
prior tourist visa cancellation.
The individual is a necessary component to the internationally recognized
music group's tour in the United States. Because of the nature of
the business contracts entered into between the music group and American
music venues, it was impossible for the music group to cancel its concerts.
Therefore, the music group had to employ a substitute for the individual
while the individual worked on obtaining the work visa.
The individual contacted our office. Our office worked on both the work
visa petition and the nonimmigrant waiver for this individual. Once this
individual's work visa petition was approved by USCIS, our office
prepared the individual for the individual's appointment with the
US Embassy. The individual went to the interview mentally prepared with
the nonimmigrant waiver prepared for the individual by our office. After
the individual's interview, the Embassy official told the individual
that it would make a decision on the individual's case in one week.
5 days later, the Embassy contacted the individual and told the individual
that the waiver had been approved and the work visa would be issued.
This is one example of the nonimmigrant waivers our office prepares. At
the Law Offices of Michael M. Felix, we take pride in our work and while
no attorney can ever guarantee a favorable decision on a nonimmigrant
waiver, our office can guarantee that our attorneys will work their very
best in preparing waivers for all of our clients. Please call our office
today at (562) 464-6934 for a free consultation with one of our licensed