Tag Archives: Immigrant Visa

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 […]

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 […]

National Visa Center Immigrant Fee Processing Errors

The U.S. Department of State’s National Visa Center (NVC) is currently experiencing some technical difficulties for the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC). This news comes as a minor hurdle for applicants seeking to apply for Immigrant Visas (IV) abroad to enter the United States as Lawful Permanent Resident Green Card holders. Applicants using the CEAC […]

Free U.S. Immigration Consultation. Green Card, Citizenship, Visa Help!

Our United States immigration lawyers in Los Angeles are pleased to announce that we offer a FREE immigration consultation to anyone with immigration questions. Immigration law is U.S. Federal Law, so we can help clients across the United States and around the world with their important immigration issues. Our experienced U.S. immigration attorneys can assist with […]

August 2014 Visa Bulletin Update

Our immigration lawyers in Los Angeles eagerly await the release of each new month’s visa bulletin. The visa bulletin is a monthly report that shows movement in available visa numbers and these updates can greatly benefit our clients. The August 2014 visa bulletin indicates little movement and changes to available visa numbers from July’s visa numbers. There […]

New Legislation Would Extend Visa Program for Foreign Investors

The EB-5 investor visa program for immigrant investors was created as a pilot program under the Immigration Act of 1990. Under the law, up to 10,000 admissions are granted each year for a $1 million investment per visa. If the investments are made in areas designated by Congress as high unemployment areas (called Regional Centers), […]

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Practice Tip: Consular Processing Follow-to-Join Cases

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, California serves the entire United States, as well as immigrants around the world. We have constructed this practice guide to help with Consular Processing follow-to-join cases. Should you file Form I-824 with USCIS? You may assume that filing Form I-824 with USCIS is the correct […]

March 2014 Visa Bulletin Now Available

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office is located in Los Angeles, California but we serve clients across the United States and around the world. When an applicant for an immigrant visa is located outside of the United States, they must wait until a visa number is available from the Department of State before entering the […]

Changing Venue in LGBT Immigrant Visa Cases

JCS Immigration and Visa has been following changes in immigration procedures and law since the Supreme Court’s decision in Windsor V. U.S., struck down key provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have been working to establish a procedure for changing the venue for immigrant visa processing in cases […]

Delays in I-601A Processing: I-130 Petitions Mistakenly Sent to NRC Instead of NVC

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office we monitor trends in immigration as well as current processing times for all immigration benefits. the ICE and USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee are seeking examples of Form I-130 petitions where Immigrant Visa processing was indicated on the I-130, Question#22 on Page 2 of the I-130, that were […]