Tag Archives: Adjustment of Status

USCIS Customer Service Tools Outage

Our team of Los Angeles-based immigration lawyers has just learned that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be conducting system maintenance on Sunday, January 10th to their website. The maintenance will be done during the period of 12 AM to 6 PM Eastern Standard Time. During this period, their online customer service […]

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 […]

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 Immigrant Fee Process Now Much Easier!

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 […]

Delay in Production of Green Cards and EADs

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 […]

What is the Immigration Status of a Child Born Abroad to Two Permanent Residents?

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 […]

5 Things You Need To Know To Get The Most Out of a Free Consultation with Immigration Lawyer

In this age of technology, immigrant clients who need information about immigration and visa laws often first try to find the answers on the internet. While there is nothing wrong with learning about immigration law and visa options on the internet, doing so can create confusion. Immigration law and policy often change quickly, and doing […]

Jeb Bush Sides with Obama’s Immigration Actions

Set to air on Monday on Fox News, an interview with Jeb Bush in which he suggests that he would wait until there are new laws passed by Congress before overturning any of President Obama’s executive immigration orders, if he were elected President. Our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles offer a free consultation and have […]

InfoPass Appointment with USCIS Santa Ana Field Office

Santa Ana USCIS field office reports that walk-in infopass request, even if on an emergency basis, have been turned away at the Santa Ana USCIS field office. Infopass seekers are encouraged to arrive early and bring all evidence of emergency to receive walk-in services when infopass appointments are not available. USCIS hopes to alleviate the […]

Guidance for 245(i) Physical Presence Requirement

USCIS District 23, which includes Los Angeles and Orange County Field Offices has stated that where an applicant for adjustment of status is grandfathered under 245(i), the Principal (beneficiary of the 245i petition) must show physical presence in 2000 even if not immigrating, in order for derivative beneficiaries to also be grandfathered in. This seems […]