Applying for an F-1 Visa after COVID

This is a year of unknowns due to the effects of COVID-19. Argo is excited to welcome international students back to the United States with open arms.

We recently hosted 3 webinars for hopeful or current international students with great panelists on Facebook...

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F1 visa interview help

How does a prior refusal impact your chances
of getting a visa in the future?

How does a prior refusal impact your chances of getting a visa in the future?

The truth is that it will affect your future visa applications. Refusals will always be on your visa record no matter when and where you do your next visa interview. But, a prior refusal does not seal your fate in getting a visa...

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Prior visa refusals

A Visa Revocation Reversed

Since the beginning of time, practitioners in the visa
and immigration space fretted about those clients or
potential clients they couldn’t help.
Everyone knows these stories:  
a U.S. immigration attorney carefully and diligently files an H or L petition-based paperwork for their client, only to have the consular interview go terribly wrong and sent back to USCIS for revocation;
a potential client calls...

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Visa revocation reversed

Who we are and what we stand for.

Recently, President Trump stated via tweet that he would “temporarily suspend immigration into the United States.” The next day, he said he would order a temporary halt in issuing green cards to prevent people from immigrating to the United States, but stopped short at suspending all work visas.

As former U.S. government and immigration officials, Argo Officers are proud to take the stance that we believe in legal migration and immigration to the United States. We believe that immigrants are the foundation of our country...

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What is Argo Visa?

Recommendations for U.S. visa-related
issues due to COVID-19

Due to the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus,
President Trump issued a Proclamation suspending entry
of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who were physically
present within China
, excluding Hong Kong and Macau,
14 days prior to their entry or attempted entry into the United States.  The ban went into effect at 5:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 2, 2020.  On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization...

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U.S. visa after COVID

Why I joined Argo

I first knew there was a need for a company like Argo when I was a brand new consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, in 2011, and realized just how important those 2 to 3 minutes are during a visa interview. If you are not from the United States of America, those 2 to 3 minutes will determine your relationship with our country for the rest of your life.

As someone who was a consular officer for close to 6 years with the U.S. Department of State, I came to intimately understand the decision-making process of this special group of insiders...

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Argo Visa Mission

Why I founded Argo

I still remember the tears and look on the applicants face after I refused them. They likely also remember the look on my face when they told me they had paid $5000.00 to a consultant or “tout” who “guaranteed” they’d get their tourist visa if they produced fake documents.

I was a green, first tour line officer in Lagos, Nigeria and this was one of my first visa interviews.

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Argo Visa Mission