• Legal Counsel May Now Represent Employers in 9(g) Visa Application Interviews
  • July 19, 2014
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Companies sponsoring foreign nationals for 9(g) Pre-Arranged Employment Visas may once again designate legal counsel to represent them during the visa interviews at the Bureau of Immigration. The Bureau has reversed a prior policy that prohibited counsel from appearing at interviews on behalf of sponsoring employers.

    Legal counsel must be authorized through a special power of attorney, granted by the company executive officer who is signing the 9(g) visa application, or through a board of directors’ resolution or a corporate secretary’s certificate.

    What This Means for Employers

    The reversal of policy will alleviate some of the processing burden for affected companies.

    The policy will not affect the Top 1,000 companies, which continue to be exempt from the visa interview requirement.