Our team

The American Dream - US Visa Service GmbH

Get to know our US Visa Service team and get in touch with us.

 

Alexander Kos

CEO

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Alexander Kos

CEO

CEO Alexander Kos is in charge of the strategic direction and planning of the company. He joined The American Dream in 2008 and is the contact for all questions regarding contracts and cooperations.

Mr. Kos studied Law at the Humboldt University of Berlin with a focus on foreign law. Since he spent his exchange year in Philadelphia, he loves to travel regularly to the United States, privately and on business.

Specialization

 

  • Strategic planning
  • Key account management
  • Negotiation of contracts
  • Human Resources
Sonja Pucher

Head of Visa Service

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Sonja Pucher

Head of Visa Service

Sonja Pucher, Head of Visa Service, is responsible for the functional and organizational management of the US Visa Service and was significantly involved in developing this part of the business. With over 10 years of experience, she is an expert in U.S. immigration law.

Ms. Pucher's supports companies that manage international assignments through the complex U.S. visa application process. She coordinates the strategic planning and execution in our internal teams. Ms. Pucher will answer any question regarding U.S. immigration laws you may have as visa applications for employee transfers to the United States are her area of expertise.

She regularly demonstrates her knowledge as a speaker at conferences and other events.

Ms. Pucher holds a Master of Laws degree, studied political science and social education, and she is a government licensed emigration consultant for the United States.

Specialization

 

  • L visa (work visa)
  • Advising business customers on U.S. immigration law
  • Functional and organizational management

L-1 Visa, L Blanket Visa

Tanja Schimming

Senior Visa Consultant

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Tanja Schimming

Senior Visa Consultant

Tanja Schimming started working for the US Visa Service in October 2011. Since 2015, she is a Senior Visa Consultant and advises businesses and private customers on site and on the phone. In collaboration with the customer, she gives advice on different visa categories and proposes strategies, which allow businesses and their employees to enter the United States with an appropriate visa as fast as possible.

Tanja Schimming, who has both the German and American citizenship, lived in the United States for 13 years, in which she also obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and worked in different business sectors.

She has the license to counsel emigrants regarding the United States and entry requirements.

Specialization

 

  • E registration/E visa (work visa)
  • L Blanket visa (work visa)
  • I visa (journalists)
  • O-Visa (work visa for individuals with extraordinary ability)
  • Advising on B-1 After Sales (assembly and installation work) and B-1 in lieu of H-1B Visa (temporary project-based assignments to the U.S.)

E-1 Visa, E-2 Visa, I Visa, L Blanket Visa, O-1 Visa

Ulrike Schulze

Visa Consultant

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Ulrike Schulze

Visa Consultant

Ulrike Schulze started working for the US Visa Service in August 2014. As a Visa Consultant, she is counseling businesses and private customers personally in our office in Berlin and on the phone. In collaboration with the customer, she gives advice on different visa categories and proposes strategies, which allow businesses and their employees to enter the United States with an appropriate visa as fast as possible.

Ulrike Schulze lived in the United States for two years, in which she also finished her Bachelor's degree in North American Studies. Afterwards she obtained a Master's degree from the Free University of Berlin, with a focus on Politics and Economics.

Specialization

 

  • J, M and F visa (internships and academic studies)
  • E visa (work visa)
  • B visitor visa (business travelers and tourists)
  • L visa (work visa)

E Visa, Business and Tourist Visa for the USA, Intern/Student Visa, L Blanket Visa

Carolin Mattern

Visa Consultant

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Carolin Mattern

Visa Consultant

Carolin Mattern joined the The American Dream - US Visa Service in August 2012. She helps students and young graduates with their visa application for an internship in the United States. She also assists businesses and private customers with the application for work visa.

Carolin Mattern has a degree in Cultural and Intercultural Communication Studies. Since 2009, she is working on applications for J-1 Visa for au pairs and language trips.

Specializations

 

  • J, M and F visa (internship and academic studies)
  • E visa (work visa)
  • B visitor visa (business travelers and tourists)
  • L Visa (work visa)

E Visa, Business and Tourist Visa for the USA, Intern/Student Visa, L-1 Visa

Linda Haacker

Visa Consultant

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Linda Haacker

Visa Consultant

Linda Haacker started working for the US Visa Service after obtaining her Master's degree in Urban Studies from the Technical University of Berlin. As Visa Consultant, she focuses on advising businesses and private customers on visa applications for tourists and business travelers.

Specializations

 

  • B-Visa (Tourists and Business Travelers)
  • B-1 After-Sales Visa (Assembly and Installation Work)
  • B-1 in lieu of H-1B Visa (temporary project-based assignments to the U.S.)
  • ESTA / GLOBAL ENTRY hotline
Maike Labrenz

Visa Consultant

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Maike Labrenz

Visa Consultant

After spending two years in the United States, one in Washington D.C. and one in Florida, Maike Labrenz returned to Germany and started working for the US Visa Service in November 2016. She focuses on helping businesses and private customers with their visa applications for tourists and business travelers. 

As a trained account manager for media design, she now combines her passion for the United States with her experience in customer service.

Specializations

 

  • B-Visa (Tourists and Business Travelers)
  • B-1 After-Sales Visa (Assembly and Installation Work)
  • B-1 in lieu of H-1B Visa (temporary project-based assignments to the U.S.)
  • ESTA / GLOBAL ENTRY hotline
Jana Däubler

Junior Visa Consultant

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Jana Däubler

Junior Visa Consultant

Jana Däubler became part of the US Visa Service team in December 2017. As Junior Visa Consultant, she assists international businesses with visa applications for intracompany transfers to the United States.

She has more than 15 years of work experience in the aerospace industry, where she worked as an expert for business travel and quality management.

She also is a certified foreign language correspondent and gained experience in different positions, for example in international customer services and multinational assignments.

Specializations

 

  • L visa (work visa)
Anne-Luise Gerlach

Junior Visa Consultant

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Anne-Luise Gerlach

Junior Visa Consultant

Anne-Luise Gerlach joined the US Visa Service team in December 2017. As Junior Visa Consultant, she advises students and young graduates on visa applications for a study, internship, vocational training or research stay in the United States.

She first touched upon the J-1 Visa while working as an au pair in the United States for one year. Afterwards she moved to Denmark and Sweden, where she acquired a bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Communication and Modern Languages. She subsequently studied for her master’s degree in Culture, Language and Media at Europa-Universität Flensburg.

Anne-Luise Gerlach has previously worked for an au pair organization where she gained experience in cultural exchange programs.

Specializations

 

  • J, M and F visa (internships and academic study)
  • E visa (work visa)
Ewa Meiß

Junior Visa Consultant

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Ewa Meiß

Junior Visa Consultant

Ewa Meiß was born in Poland and has been living in Berlin for 21 years. She joined the US Visa Service in August 2018 and is responsible for the processing of E visa.

Ms. Meiß has many years of professional experience. She worked at the Polish Embassy in Washington D.C. and later completed her vocational training in the aviation industry, in which she has worked for over 10 years. She is a certified Tourism Expert and has obtained the Bachelor degree Professional of Tourism.

We are looking forward to new impulses and her support for our work visa department.

Specialization

 

  • E registration/E visa (work visa)
Anna Engnath

Junior Visa Consultant

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Anna Engnath

Junior Visa Consultant

Anna Engnath started working for The American Dream - US Visa Service as Junior Visa Consultant in August 2018. She advises companies on visa applications for employees and their family members.

She first came into contact with the topic of US visa when she attended high school in the United States, for which she needed a J visa.

After studying American Studies and Romance Philology Spanish at Ruhr-University in Bochum, she moved to Cologne to obtain a Master of Arts degree in North American Studies.

She gained first work experience in the field of international exchange and study trips at an educational institution.

Specialization

 

  • E registration/E visa (work visa)
Isabelle Billingsley

Office Manager

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Isabelle Billingsley

Office Manager

After she had lived and worked in the United States for about six years, Isabelle Billingsley joined the US Visa Service team in November 2015 and is responsible for the Office Management.

Specializations

 

  • Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Offer Preparation
  • Accounting
Julia Ringseis

Accounting & Office Manager

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Julia Ringseis

Accounting & Office Manager

Julia Ringseis started working for the US Visa Service in November 2016. She is responsible for Accounting and Office Management.

After studying Economics, Sociology and Political Science, she has gained years of experience in Project Management and Controlling.

Specializations

 

  • Accounting
  • Dunning
  • Offer Preparation
  • Administration
Katarina Strehober

Marketing Manager

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Katarina Strehober

Marketing Manager

After having studied German and French, Katarina Strehober moved across the pond and is in charge of Marketing since 2010. She focusses on planning and executing all marketing activities, especially the development of our corporate design and the business customer's newsletter.

Specializaitons

 

  • Campaign Planning
  • Web Management
  • E-Mail Marketing
  • Customer Acquisition
Diana Bohlinth

Online Marketing Manager

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Diana Bohlinth

Online Marketing Manager

Diana Bohlinth has been in charge of our Performance Marketing since July 2016. She is responsible for affiliate cooperations and the company's E-Mail section.

With her degree in American Studies, she combines her marketing knowledge with her passion for the land of opportunity.

Specializations

 

  • Performance Marketing
  • E-Mail Marketing
  • Affiliate Marketing
Enrico Frahn

Marketing Assistant

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Enrico Frahn

Marketing Assistant

In early 2016, Enrico Frahn completed an internship at the US Visa Service and is since working for the company as Marketing Assistant.

While studying for his Master's degree in American Studies, he supports our team with the execution of marketing activities, the preparation of expo appearances and the design of advertising materials. He also applies his cultural knowledge of the United States in articles for the company's website.

Specializations

 

  • Content Marketing
  • Online Marketing
  • Research
  • Advertising Materials
Klara Altmeyer

Visa Team Assistant

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Klara Altmeyer

Visa Team Assistant

Klara Altmeyer started working for the US Visa Service in June 2017. She is assisting our team of Visa Consultants in the processing of visa applications.

After participating in an exchange program and spending a high school semester in Oklahoma in 2010, she became fascinated by the land of opportunity. Obtaining a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Social Studies at Humboldt-Universität was the logical step. She currently studies for her master’s degree in North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and helps the US Visa team with visa applications.

Specializations

 

  • creating web-based visa profiles
  • preparing DS-160 online forms
You?

We are recruiting

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You?

We are recruiting

You are an experienced visa consultant or looking for a new opportunity? We are recruiting now! Become an expert for U.S. visa and let us work together for the success.

We are looking forward to your application.

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