Category Immigration Naturalization

USCIS to Host Naturalization Ceremonies to Honor Veterans

Today, the Department of Homeland Security will hold nearly 130 special Naturalization ceremonies across the United States honoring veterans, service members and military spouses. USCIS will highlight the incredible sacrifices that military members and their families have made while serving our country. Between November 7 – 13th, USCIS will welcome more than 10,000 new U.S. […]

Pay the U.S. Naturalization Application Fee with Your Credit Card!

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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USCIS Celebrates Veteran’s Day with U.S. Citizenship Ceremonies

Our U.S. immigration lawyers in Los Angeles would like to say thank you to all the Veteran’s of America for your service to our great nation! On November 11, we celebrate Veterans Day to honor past and present members of the United States Armed Forces for their service to our country. Each year, USCIS holds […]

If My Green Card Expires While I am Applying for Naturalization, Do I Still Need to Apply for a New Card?

If you apply for Naturalization on Form N-400, 6 months or more before the expiration date on your Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as an Alien Registration Card or “Green Card”), you do not have to apply for a new card. However, you may apply for a renewal card if you wish by filing Form […]

Biometrics: How, When and Where?

Our U.S. immigration attorneys have successfully helped hundreds of clients with their important immigration matters. In many cases, once an application for immigration benefits has been filed and received by USCIS, an Application Support Center (ASC) appointment notice is sent out to the client. The ASC notice is an appointment notice for the applicant to […]

Why Green Card Holders Should Apply for U.S. Citizenship

Many lawful permanent resident/Green Card holders residing in the United States have decided, for many reasons, not to apply for U.S. citizenship, even though they are eligible to do so. This decision can have consequences in the long run that many Green Card holders are unaware of, including possible deportation. Our immigration attorneys in Los […]

Obama Delays Immigration Efforts to Give GOP One Last Attempt for Reform

President Obama is holding off on a plan to ditch Congress and enact changes to United States deportation laws through the White House in hope of an immigration reform plan from the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. According to our U.S. immigration attorney in Los Angeles, the White House has decided to wait until after […]

2014 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program Applications Due by May 16

JCS Immigration and Visa previously announced that USCIS began accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2014 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program on April 1, 2014. The Citizenship and Integration Grant Program is a competitive grant opportunity for public or non-profit organizations which promotes immigrant civic integration and prepares permanent residents for citizenship. Applications are due […]

Reminder: USCIS Will Only Accept New Version of Form N-400 Beginning May 5

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers would like to remind everyone that the newly revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship) will go into effect on May 5, 2014. Once in effect, USCIS will not accept older versions of the form, even the most recent one dated 9/13/2013. USCIS will reject and send back these […]

USCIS to Welcome 17,800 New Citizens During Presidents Day Naturalization Ceremonies

USCIS is honoring Presidents Day by welcoming approximately 17,800 new U.S. Citizens during 148 naturalization ceremonies across the country from February 14 through February 22, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned. JCS Immigration and Visa, located in Los Angeles, have successfully helped hundreds of applicants become U.S. citizens and are happy to welcome these […]