Tips from the Sources: Q&A with USCIS and DOS - (10/04/12)
Personnel from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently spoke with two representatives of national performing arts service organizations about the visa petition and consular interview processes. Claire Nicholson and Christopher Bentley of USCIS share their advice and observations with Heather Noonan, vice president for advocacy at the League of American Orchestras, in A Conversation with USCIS, while Beth Finan from the State Department spoke with Brandon Gryde, director of government affairs for Dance/USA and OPERA America in A Conversation with the DOS. Many thanks to USCIS and DOS for their willingness to address some of the most frequently asked questions and concerns.