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A foreign media visa (I visa), is a nonimmigrant visa that allows foreign members of the media such as foreign press, radio and film media to enter the U.S. The foreign media visa is usually granted for the production of documentaries or newsworthy events. Those eligible for the foreign media visa are reporters, film crew members, video editors and freelance journalists.
Foreign media visa applications are reviewed very carefully. Officers in charge of determining whether or not the applicants attain the visa highly focuses on and considers the informational quality of the project and whether or not it is associated with news gathering. The following activities are typically not granted foreign media visas: advertisement material, staged events (quiz shows), guest speakers/lecturers, proofreaders or set designers.
Consulting with an immigration lawyer for a foreign media visa case can make a difference in the outcome of your application. A qualified immigration lawyer can help assure that the foreign media visa is being handled correctly, by making sure beforehand that the application was correct and all documents were included. A lawyer can also help you appeal your case in the event that the application has been denied.
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