Tag Archives: Immigration Services

USCIS Customer Service Tools Outage

Our team of Los Angeles-based immigration lawyers has just learned that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be conducting system maintenance on Sunday, January 10th to their website. The maintenance will be done during the period of 12 AM to 6 PM Eastern Standard Time. During this period, their online customer service […]

USCIS Set to Close Vienna, Austria Office on Dec. 31, 2015

Our Los Angeles based team of immigration attorneys have just learned that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) intends to close its field office, located in Vienna, Austria, on December 31, 2015. The final day that the office will be open to the public and accepting applications is November 30, 2015. The closest USCIS […]

USCIS Updates Policy Manual on Customer Service

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has recently published an update to the USCIS Policy Manual, to the section regarding Customer Service and how the agency incorporates this. The new policy is in effect as of August 26, 2014 and can be viewed here. If you or a loved one seek immigration help, contact our office […]

USCIS Customer Service Tools Outage

USCIS is planning to conduct a system maintenance from 5 AM to 6 PM (Eastern) on Sunday, June 1, 2014. During this outage, the following online tools will be unavailable: Case Status Check e-Request Change of Address Online Processing Time Check Civil Surgeon Locator FOIA Status Check Forms by Mail Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys […]

USCIS Statement on Matter of Arrabally/Yerrabelly Cases

The following is an excerpt from a meeting between the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association (AILA) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Matter of Arrabally/Yerrabelly discusses the circumstances of being paroled back into the United States after a brief visit abroad after receiving Advance Parole from USCIS. The Advance Parole grant authorizes an alien’s departure and […]

60-Day Grace Period for F-1 International Students

Our attorneys in Los Angeles deal with a range of different immigration services. As a reminder, F-1 students are allowed a 60-day grace period after completion of a course of study, or other authorized period of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT), to allow them to prepare to depart the United States, apply for a transfer […]

Site Visit and Verification Program for L-1 Visas

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is inviting people to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on April 24, 2014 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM (EST). Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned this teleconference is to discuss the extension of the Administrative Site Visit and Verification Program (ASVVP) for L-1 Visas. The ASVVP […]

USCIS Announces Redesigned Voice Response System

USCIS has just announces the launch of a new Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System for customers beginning February 1, 2014. The new system will provide customers with streamlined access to information on immigration, case status updates and access to customer service representatives. Los Angeles immigration lawyers JCS Immigration and Visa, has learned that callers will […]

Consular Returns at USCIS Vermont Service Center

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’s (USCIS) Vermont Service Center (VSC) has provided our Los Angeles Immigration Attorneys with updated information on handling of consular returns. Our office was informed that consular returns are currently backlogged at six months or longer; however, cases involving H-1B extensions receive more immediate attention due to the nature […]

Policy Memo: Adjudication of Adjustment of Status Applications for Aliens Admitted on Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, has just released guidance on the adjudication of Form I-485, Application to Register or Adjust Status, filed by immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who were last admitted under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). U.S. Immigration Lawyer’s office, JCS Immigration and Visa, located in Los Angeles, California have helped […]