International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)


U.S. Department of State: Current Visa Issues

Thursday, June 1
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
LACC, Room 151

Participants will develop an understanding of visa processing and outcomes. Come prepared to learn how a consular officer makes decisions regarding an applicant’s visa eligibility. Gain knowledge that can help inform office policy, strategy, and advising, and learn about tools for addressing visa processing issues. Officials from the Department of State Visa Office have been invited to participate.

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Elizabeth A. Goss

Goss Associates

Elizabeth Goss, Goss Associates Boston specializes in the representation of physicans, professors, scientists among others in the a vareity of sectors, securing their temporary and permanent visas. She has extensive experience representing multinational corporations and entrepreneurial venture. Liz is a frequent speaker at NAFSA and AILA locally, regionally, and nationally. She's a frequent guest speaker at institutions across the United States. She has served in a variety of leadership roles including AILA committees, task forces, as well as her leadership as a a former Reg Ombud for Region XI, past Chair of NAFSA's Employment-Based Subcommittee (ISSRP) and current GRAC member.


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Ilana Smith

Director, International Offices
California Institute of Technology

Ilana Smith is the Director of the International Offices at Caltech and JPL. Focusing on exchange visitor and scholar employment topics, Ilana has presented at other NAFSA national and regional conferences, as well as in webinars and collegial conversations.


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