Monthly Archives: October 2015

When Does USCIS Require an I-824 to Take Action on an Approved I-140 or I-130 Petition?

Our Los Angeles immigration team of attorneys recently discussed this topic with the USCIS Nebraska Service Center (NSC) Liaison Committee. If a petitioner indicates that the beneficiary of a visa application will apply for the visa abroad at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, on either forms I-130 or I-140, the petition will be transferred automatically […]

USCIS Set to Close Vienna, Austria Office on Dec. 31, 2015

Our Los Angeles based team of immigration attorneys have just learned that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) intends to close its field office, located in Vienna, Austria, on December 31, 2015. The final day that the office will be open to the public and accepting applications is November 30, 2015. The closest USCIS […]

Military Parole in Place Green Card – Expert How To Guide

Parole of Spouse, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve and the Effect of Parole. Military Parole-in-Place or “PIP” is an application for the spouse, children or parents […]

USCIS to Use Secure Laminates on Certain Travel Documents

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 […]