Business travel is picking up as we steadily move towards COVID-19's endemic stage. As businesses increasingly need to fly executives to the U.S. for various meetings and training, the process can be daunting for some, and accuracy in the application process and documentation is crucial to get right.
If you are thinking about traveling to the U.S, for work or sending employees for training, this session by Michael Sweeney, Consul General, U.S. Consular Services will provide you an update on the current procedures for attaining a travel visa to the U.S. It will also provide an overview of the general visa application process and address any general queries to demystify the application process.
Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fee: Exclusive for Members
Platform: Microsoft Teams
Registration is compulsory for all participants and only registered participants will receive access to the scheduled session.
Who should attend:
HR Managers in charge of organizing visas for colleagues,
Executives with team members or self-travel to the U.S. in the near and upcoming months.
Michael (Mike) Sweeney joined the U.S. Department of State as a consular officer in 2001. He has spent more than 20 years focused on providing protection and assistance to U.S. citizens abroad and the concept of balancing secure borders with open doors for the United States.
Most recently, Mr. Sweeney served as the Consul General in Beirut, Lebanon Consular coordinating services to an estimated 60,000 U.S. citizens, heading crisis management preparations, and resuming visa operations following the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to serving in Beirut, he worked as an assignments officer in the Bureau of Global Talent Management, Career Development, and Assignments Office. Mike served as the Consular Chief in Tunis, Tunisia from 2011-13, during the beginning of the “Arab Spring” revolution in North Africa. He helped coordinate the response to assist U.S. citizens in Tunisia and Libya during this period while maintaining full visa operations for both countries during a time of dynamic security and political challenges.
Mike has also served in Laos, Thailand, and the Philippines. Prior to the Foreign Service, he was a refugee caseworker in Northern California and Thailand and worked at a community agricultural development center in Northeast Thailand from 1990-93. He speaks Thai, Lao, French, Arabic, and Indonesian.