Category U.S. Embassy

Approved H-1B Beneficiaries May File Visa Applications Now!

Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles have learned from the U.S. Department of State, that beneficiaries of an approved H-1B petition with an October 1, 2014 start date may now start filing a visa application at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate abroad. U.S. visa posts are authorized to accept H visa petitions and issue […]

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 […]

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Requirements for Form I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

Prior to March 2013, an undocumented immigrant seeking to obtain a Green Card through marriage had to first leave the United States and seek an immigrant visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in his or her home country, which could result in obtaining a 3 or 10 year bar from admission into the United […]

June 2014 Visa Bulletin is Here!

The Department of State has just released the Visa Bulletin for June 2014 to our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles. We are unhappy to see that unfortunately the F2A category (for family-sponsored preference, spouses and children of Permanent Residents) has retrogressed due to the heavy demand. The previous Priority Date for the F2A visa category […]

Diversity Visa Lottery Information

Successful winners of the Diversity Visa (DV) lottery program are encouraged to read this information. The principal applicant and all family members applying for a diversity visa in the 2015 DV program must complete the online DS-260 Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application, which can be accessed from the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC). This […]

USCIS Changes International District Names

Effective today, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned that all USCIS offices will start using new district names in all references to the international districts. The new names for these USCIS international districts are as follows: Asia/Pacific (APAC) District, formerly the Bangkok District Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) District, formerly the Rome District […]

U.S. Embassy in Caracas Unable to Schedule First Time Visitor Visa Interviews

JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles immigration attorney’s office, monitors news relating to immigration across the country and around the world. We have learned that the United States Embassy located in Caracas, Venezuela is currently unable to issue B-1/B-2 visitor visas to first time applicants at this time. The U.S. Embassy Caracas issued a notice […]