Tag Archives: AOS

H1-B, Work Visa, US Visa, Work Permit, Layoffs

How To Get a U.S. Work Permit?

In order for an individual to work in the United States, you must be legally authorized to do so. Only U.S. citizens and Permanent Resident (Green Card holders) may work legally in the United States without a work permit. Other individuals must first obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to work in the U.S. With […]

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 […]

USCIS Limits Validity Period for All Green Card Medical Exams

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced last week that beginning June 1, 2014, the agency is limiting the validity period for all Forms I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, to that of one year from the date of submission to USCIS. This is the form used when every Green Card applicant, […]

I-94, i 94, Eliminate Form I-94

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 […]

H1-B, Work Visa, US Visa, Work Permit, Layoffs

Failure to Complete Membership/Affiliation Question May Trigger RFE

United States Immigration attorneys are reporting to JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office that some lawyers are receiving Requests for Evidence (RFE) from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding Form I-485. Part 3, Question C of Form I-485, which asks about membership or affiliation with any organization, club, group, etc. as well as […]

Same Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships, Gay Marriage, Discrimination, Immigration Services

USCIS Approves First Green Card for Same-Sex Married Couple

On June 26, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of United States v. Windsor, in which it struck down section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defined marriage as between a man and a woman for all federal laws.  This law meant that the immigration agencies would not recognize […]

Immigration Services, US Visa, Immigration, Lawyer, Attorney, Legal Advice

Work Permit for Respondent Who File I-485 in Immigration Court

This article is about the announcement from Immigration court to update respondents on the procedure to apply for a work permit after the submission of I-485. The lawsuit was brought up in January 2011 to challenge US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USICIS) adjudication of employment authorization applications. Plaintiffs are aliens who are in removal proceedings […]