Tag Archives: LPR

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 […]

What is the Immigration Status of a Child Born Abroad to Two Permanent Residents?

Q:  My spouse and I are both U.S. Lawful Permanent resident Green Card holders who are currently residing abroad in Canada for the next year. My wife is pregnant and we are expecting the birth in Canada by the end of the year. How do we make sure our child can return to the U.S. with us? A:  The […]

Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses of H-1B

Effective May 26, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 nonimmigrant dependents of H-1B workers who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status. The director of USCIS amended the regulations to allow these H-4 dependent spouses to accept authorized employment in the United States. “Allowing the spouses […]

Lost Your Green Card Abroad and Need to Re-Enter the United States?

Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles frequent various liaison meetings between the Department of Homeland Security and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The following questions and answers are excerpts from a meeting with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). If an LPR is studying abroad and his […]

File Request to Renew/Replace Green Card Online Using USCIS ELIS

Beginning November 12, 2014 USCIS will allow Form I-90, Application to Replace or Renew Permanent Resident Card, to be filed online using the USCIS ELIS online system. The new implementation of Form I-90 online will be a two-stage process. At first, USCIS will allow for a 72-hour limited introduction period from November 12 at 10 […]

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 […]

If My Green Card Expires While I am Applying for Naturalization, Do I Still Need to Apply for a New Card?

If you apply for Naturalization on Form N-400, 6 months or more before the expiration date on your Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as an Alien Registration Card or “Green Card”), you do not have to apply for a new card. However, you may apply for a renewal card if you wish by filing Form […]

Replacing or Renewing Your Green Card

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles get asked this quite often: “how do I replace or renew my Green Card?”. If you are a lawful permanent resident or a “Green Card” holder, there are certain circumstances in which you need to know how to renew or get a […]

USCIS Approves 10,000 U Visas for 5th Consecutive Year

JCS Immigration and Visa, a Los Angeles Immigration Attorney’s office that has successfully helped many immigrant victims of crime apply for U visa and adjustment of status to green card holder has just learned that USCIS has reached the annual 10,000 petition cap limit. USCIS today announced that they have approved the statutory maximum 10,000 […]

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Failure to Complete Membership/Affiliation Question May Trigger RFE

United States Immigration attorneys are reporting to JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office that some lawyers are receiving Requests for Evidence (RFE) from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding Form I-485. Part 3, Question C of Form I-485, which asks about membership or affiliation with any organization, club, group, etc. as well as […]