Tag Archives: I-130

USCIS Issues Guidance on I-601A Waivers and “Reason to Believe”

USCIS has released a guidance to USCIS field officers providing instruction on reviewing all evidence filed with an I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver application. JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles Immigration attorneys, has learned that USCIS has been denying numerous I-601A waivers due to an applicant having any criminal history. In this latest guidance to […]

USCIS Update on Processing Times of Form I-130s Filed by U.S. Citizens

Due to concerns expressed to USCIS regarding the processing times for Form I-130s filed by United States Citizens for their eligible immediate relatives. JCS Immigration and Visa, located in Los Angeles, has been an advocate in expressing our client’s cases when the cases were outside of the normal processing time for a Form I-130 petition. […]

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

I-130 Processing Times at USCIS Service Centers Released

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, is dedicated to providing our immigrant clients from across Southern California, the U.S. and around the world, with the latest in immigration news. We have just learned from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), that the processing times for newly transferred I-130 petitions have […]

Form I-130 With Erroneous Decision from USCIS Los Angeles

On the I-130 Fact Sheet, USCIS indicated that an old priority date can be used only if USCIS agrees to reopen the petition (in most cases, based on CIS error). If a member becomes aware that an old I-130 was denied erroneously based on USCIS error, where should they go to request that the petition […]

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 […]

I-130 Provisional Waiver and Consular Processing Reminder

In certain situations when the intended beneficiary of an I-130 petition must apply for his or her immigrant visa abroad at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate, it is important to indicate that the Form I-601A provisional waiver that the immigrant will be processing the petition outside of the United States. If consular processing is […]

Rescheduling of Adjustment of Status, Naturalization, I-751 and I-130 Interviews

Are the reschedule email addresses good for adjustment of status only or can they also be used for other types of cases? For example, is it possible to use these email address to reschedule Naturalization, I-130 or I-751 interviews? USCIS Response: District 23 reschedule email addresses can be used for rescheduling of other types of […]

K-3 Visa Phased Out

K-3 Visa Is No Longer Be Available When the I-130 is Approved Beginning February 1st, 2010, when both petitions (I-130 and I-129f for K-3 visa) have been approved by USCIS and sent to the National Visa Center or when USCIS approves the I-130 before the I-129F, the availability of, as well as the need for, […]