United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the new inclusion of applying secure laminates to certain forms used to authorize travel into the United States. Which forms will USCIS apply secure laminates to? The affected forms are: Form I-797F, Transportation Letter, and Form I-512L, Parole Authorization Letter (commonly known as Advance Parole) These […]


Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are excited to announce that USCIS just recently provided guidance on paying the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, using a credit card. USCIS is now offering this service for U.S. citizenship applications only. The filing fee for Form N-400 is $680 and there is no additional fee to pay with […]

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Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have been informed by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that they have now simplified the process for paying the required USCIS Immigrant Fee. The new changes result in a reduction of the information an immigrant must provide to USCIS and a much simpler payment process. In response to […]

Replacement Green Card

USCIS has confirmed that the card production facility in Corbin, Kentucky, is undergoing maintenance, and that all card production work was transferred to the facility in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. As a result, there is a backlog of cases in Lee’s Summit, and clients may not receive their cards until two to three weeks after approval […]

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In an effort to maintain data security standards and focus on transitioning to the Electronic Immigration System (ELIS), USCIS will discontinue the legacy e-Filing system on September 20, 2015; however, the last date to start new forms in the e-Filing system is August 30, 2015. The e-Filing system has long provided online filing for several USCIS […]

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We have just been informed by USCIS of the approaching deadlines to submit previously accepted versions of forms that now have newer versions. Our U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles advise that Homeland Security frequently changes the format of their forms as well as implement new changes in the updated versions. It is very important […]

Family Immigration

Q:  My spouse and I are both U.S. Lawful Permanent resident Green Card holders who are currently residing abroad in Canada for the next year. My wife is pregnant and we are expecting the birth in Canada by the end of the year. How do we make sure our child can return to the U.S. with us? A:  The […]


Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have just been informed by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that they have accounted for over 99 percent of the approximately 2,600  invalid work permits that were required to be returned to the Government. It is reported that only 22 of the recipients failed to return their work […]

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

USCIS recently announced that recipients of President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program who received a Employment Authorization Document (EAD) card valid for three-years may need to return their EADs. On November 20, 2014, when President Obama announced expansions to the DACA program, it included extending the two-year validity period of the Deferred […]

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Starting today, USCIS has announced that the Premium Processing service for H-1B extension of stay petitions has resumed. The Department of Homeland Security will now continue accepting H-1B petitions with requests for Premium Processing service, filed with Form I-907. The temporary suspension allowed for USCIS to implement the Employment Authorization for certain H-4 dependent spouses final […]


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