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U.S. and Global Immigration Training Day in London, 9 October

Sophy King, Peregrine’s Managing Director, and Jim Alexander, a Managing Shareholder at Maggio + Kattar, will be running a global immigration training day, focusing on U.S. immigration, on behalf of Symposium Training in London on 9 October. The programme is designed to give delegates a thorough understanding of global immigration challenges and how to handle them, and to guide them through the complex U.S. inbound immigration process. Full details are available on the Symposium website here.


The day starts with a review of objectives of all participants, followed by a look at global and U.S. immigration basics: key terms, dos and don'ts, common red flags and risk areas, and global immigration trends. After coffee, we look at common misconceptions around immigration regulations for extended business travellers, including travellers remaining on home payroll, visiting for less than 90 days, or visiting client sites. The post-lunch session focusses on the challenging U.S. immigration system, including requirements, best practices, visa types, interviews, travelling and changes of status. Finally, we finish the day with a session on the good, the bad and the ugly of U.S. immigration, looking at recent immigration and marriage reform developments, and the penalties for non-compliance.

More About the Trainers

Sophy specialises in global immigration compliance consultancy, knowledge development and training. She is a regular speaker on global immigration topics, and has published several articles in leading industry magazines. Sophy has an MA (Cantab) in Oriental Studies (Chinese) from the University of Cambridge. She was awarded the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council (ERC) Meritorious Service Award in 2011. Peregrine’s revolutionary immigration software, Immiguru, won the Relocate Magazine 2013 award for Technological Innovation in the relocation industry, and a runner up EMMA award from the Forum for Expatriate Management in 2012.

Jim is a nationally recognized expert in a wide variety of highly specialized areas within the immigration law field including corporate compliance, such as I-9 compliance and e-Verify, complex naturalization matters, as well as many areas in between. Jim assists institutional and individual clients across a wide range of industries, he is a frequent lecturer and he has authored and been quoted in numerous important publications within the immigration law community. 
Jim has been selected as a top lawyer in the immigration law area by national and international publications such as Who’s Who Legal and Chambers USA.

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