Practice Areas
Processing Visas at Consulates

Representation at Consulates

Most consulates do not permit the presence of representatives, including attorneys, inside the consulate, even for interviews or other contact with officers. However, consulates may recognize that an applicant is represented upon receipt of a properly executed entry of appearance with the US Department of State. Representatives may also communicate with the consulate on behalf of an applicant during processing and post decision, especially for unusual or sensitive matters and applications that require an expedited process or special handling.