All posts by: Robert Virasin

About Robert Virasin

Robert R. Virasin serves as manager of Siam Legal International’s Visa Division. He has a law degree from the University of Houston and Chulalongkorn University. Mr. Virasin is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is licensed to practice U.S. immigration law in the United States and worldwide. Mr. Virasin has worked for several law firms as an attorney or legal manager for over 15 years. The last decade he has focused his area of practice to non-immigrant and immigrant issues. Mr. Virasin has authored over fifty articles on various legal subjects.

On November 3, 2014, the founder and president of an online university, Tri-Valley University, catering to students from South Asia was found guilty of a student visa fraud scheme and sentenced to 16 years in federal prison and ordered to repay $5.6 million in gains and $904,000 in restitution. The founder of the university submitted […]

It is H-1b season again. On April 1st every year, companies from all over the United States submit hundreds of thousands of applications for their foreign employees for the available 85,000 H-1b visas. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service will accept applications for only the first five business days of April. USCIS used to […]

In most immigration and quasi-immigrant (K Visas) petitions, there are three stages to the petition. The original petition is filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in the United States. After the original approval, the case is sent to the National Visa Center (NVC) which is part of the Department of States. […]