Category Student Visa

Approval Notices Issued Without I-94 Card

Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles have received several reports from clients and other U.S. immigration lawyers claiming that many extension and change of status approval notices have been received that do not contain an I-94 card at the bottom of the document. Our immigration lawyers have reached out to both the Vermont Service Center […]

Free U.S. Immigration Consultation. Green Card, Citizenship, Visa Help!

Our United States immigration lawyers in Los Angeles are pleased to announce that we offer a FREE immigration consultation to anyone with immigration questions. Immigration law is U.S. Federal Law, so we can help clients across the United States and around the world with their important immigration issues. Our experienced U.S. immigration attorneys can assist with […]

Study in the States! New Website for International Students

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the launch of an enhanced Study in the States website with new features for international students. Some of these new features enable the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to monitor important information to prospective international students in a clear and […]

Commonly Asked Questions During Immigration Interview

Most applicants for a United States visa (both immigrant and nonimmigrant) and applicants for Adjustment of Status for family-based cases like marriage, will be required to attend an interview. Depending on whether you are inside or outside the United States will determine whether your interview will be at a USCIS local field office or at […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, San Ysidro, California Facility Facts

One of the ways that our Los Angeles immigration attorneys stay on top of important immigration matters is by attending events held by the U.S. Government. Last week one of our immigration lawyers attended a tour of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities at San Ysidro, California, which borders Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. […]

60-Day Grace Period for F-1 International Students

Our attorneys in Los Angeles deal with a range of different immigration services. As a reminder, F-1 students are allowed a 60-day grace period after completion of a course of study, or other authorized period of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT), to allow them to prepare to depart the United States, apply for a transfer […]

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CBP Announces New Website for Nonimmigrant Travel History

U.S. Customs and Border Protection have announced a new feature for their online I-94 entry/exit system. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have happy with this new feature as it will allow for nonimmigrant U.S. visitors to access the arrival/departure record for any point within the past 5 years. Beginning May 1, 2014, CBP will now […]

Study in the States! Information for International Students

Have you ever dreamed of studying abroad in the United States? The Department of Homeland Security  launched the Study in the States SEVIS blog initiative to serve as an innovative information hub for the international student community in order to gain more information on how to apply to study in the U.S. and becoming an F-1 […]

Dept. of State Alert: Updated Contact Information for Inquiries

Nancy McCarthy, Consular Officer for the Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Office, sent out an e-mail update over the weekend to JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, a Los Angeles U.S. Immigration Attorney’s office. The e-mail stated that in the interest of greater efficiency, the Bureau of Consular Affairs Visa Office is discontinuing the use […]

U.S. Consulates Operations Update

We are glad to that the United States Consulates and Embassies abroad are currently still operating the visa services normally. JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office recommends submitting visa applications and making visa appointments as soon as possible in case this changes. Visa applicants should be prepared for the possibility of future delays in the […]