Tag Archives: B-1

President Obama Introduces 10 Year Visa for Tourists and Business Agreement with China

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers are pleased to announce that President Barack Obama has just announced that the U.S. and China have agreed to a new, reciprocal 10-year visa policy for tourists and businessmen. This will allow citizens of each country to travel between the two countries for up to 10 years on a single […]

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 […]

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I AM IN THE UNITED STATES ON A TOURIST VISA. WILL I HAVE TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER IF I AM CONVICTED OF CHILD MOLESTATION IN CALIFORNIA (PC 288, PC 290)?

Recently you obtained a tourist visa in order to visit the state of California. Two months into your visit, you were convicted of child molestation under PC 288. Will you be required to register as a sex offender under PC 290 in California? The Sex Offender Registration Act (PC 290) California’s Sex Offender Registration Act […]

US Customs and Border Protection Entry Questions & Answers

Warrantless Searches What circumstances justify a warrantless search by CBP of a passenger’s cell phone or computer? CBP Response: Please refer to the discussion of CBP search authority at CBP.gov; click on the “Travel” link on the homepage and then on the “CBP Search Authority” link which contains several documents addressing this issue including the […]

USCIS Discusses New e-Filing System “ELIS” for Immigrant Students

Credit: GettyImages What is USCIS ELIS? USCIS ELIS is a user-friendly system created to streamline the application process for immigration benefits. It allows immigration benefit seekers and their legal representatives to create an account and file benefit requests online. USCIS ELIS provides more accurate and secure customer service. It also allows USCIS to process cases […]

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Expanded Authority in Visa Revocation at Consulates

Newly Altered Rule Granting US Consular Officers New Discretion and Authority to Revoke Already Approved Nonimmigrant Temporary Visas The U.S. Department of State (DOS) recently published and posted at all US Embassies and Consulates abroad, a final rule giving U.S. Consular Officers increased power to revoke previously-approved Nonimmigrant (temporary) Visa foils (known as “stamps”). The […]