Dhaka-Washington hold session on US immigration visa

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DHAKA, April 7, 2018 (BSS)-Bangladesh Embassy in Washington, D.C. and US Embassy in Dhaka have jointly hosted an interactive session on “Demystifying the Immigration Visa Process” to enable the applicants to apply for immigration visas flawlessly fulfilling all the requirements prescribed by US immigration laws.

Sharon Ann Weber, Consul General, US Embassy, Dhaka made an in-depth presentation on various aspects of immigration visa as well as requirements for an applicant to get immigration visa like applicant’s sponsorship, joint sponsorship, relationship, latest police verification, medical test, photo and education, according to a message received here today.

Bangladesh Ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Stephen Bloom Bernicat spoke at the session held at Bangabandhu auditorium Thursday evening. Md. Shamsul Alam Chowdhury, the minister (consular) of the embassy, conducted the session.

Bangladeshi-American entrepreneurs and businessmen from different states of America, community leaders, journalists and officials of the State Department and the Homeland Security attended the nearly two-hour session where Sharon responded to volleys of questions on rules and procedures for seeking US immigration visa.

In his remarks, Ambassador Ziauddin said the United States grew and prospered because of large numbers of immigrants who helped grow local economies, shared cultural traditions, and helped define the American dream.

He said many of the Bangladeshi-Americans may have questions on various aspects of the US immigration law and the interactive session will help clarify those and equip them with necessary information.

The ambassador also urged the Bangladesh diaspora not to forget what Bangladesh has given them, and to support Bangladesh’s efforts for changing the lives of those including their less fortunate family members whom they have left behind. This would bring them satisfaction and peace that comes from doing something good and worthwhile, the ambassador added.

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