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DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Application to Replace DS-156 for K-1 Visas Immediately

Effective Immediately, the Department of State has just informed JCS Immigration and Visa, a Los Angeles based US Immigration Attorney’s office, that the DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application will replace the DS-156 Electronic Visa Application form (EVAF), the DS-156k (Nonimmigrant Fiance Visa Application), and the paper-based DS-230 application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration (parts […]

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Electronic DS-260 Immigrant Visa Application to Replace DS-230 as of September 3, 2013

On September 3, 2013, the Department of State will transition to an online immigrant visa application. Immigrant visa applicants will apply online using Form DS-260 (Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration). Applicants will choose their agent online using Form DS-261 (Choice of Address and Agent). Applicants will access both forms on the web at […]

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 […]

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My Advise on Green Card Abandonment Issues

Many green card holders do not wish to reside in the United States. Oftentimes they still maintain a business abroad or have not yet completed their education, and therefore are unable to relocate to the United States at the time the green card is issued to them. They often wonder how they can keep their […]

Secretary Napolitano Announces Final Rule to Support Family Unity During Waiver Process

WASHINGTON— Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the posting of a final rule in the Federal Register that reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents), who are in the process of obtaining visas to become lawful permanent residents of the United States under certain circumstances. […]

Provisional I-601 Hardship Waiver Can Soon Be Filed Within The United States

Up until now, the extreme hardship waiver, also known as the I-601 waiver for immigrants who entered the United States illegally (without a visa), must be filed at the US Embassy or Consulate abroad at or before the visa interview. This requirement caused many immigrants to not file the I-601 waiver fearing that if the […]

New fee for United States Immigrant Visa

US Citizenship and Immigration Services will start to collect a new fee of $165 for applicants who are applying for immigrant visa to the United States on February 2013. This additional fee was announced last year on September 20, 2010. This new fee will go towards paying the cost of processing the immigrant visas in […]

Immigration Reform Should Address Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON — Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the sole Republican co-sponsor of a bill to give binational same-sex couples equal rights to petition for immigrant visas, said Tuesday that she remains committed to getting the legislation passed, either on its own or as part of comprehensive immigration reform. Collins told HuffPost that her first preference would […]

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, […]