Tag Archives: N-400

USCIS to Welcome 20,000 New U.S. Citizens for Presidents Day

Our LA immigration attorneys are pleased to announce that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome nearly 20,000 new U.S. citizens in Naturalization ceremonies around Presidents Day. In honor of our nation’s first president, George Washington and all presidents who have led this country, USCIS is hosting more than 180 U.S. citizenship ceremonies […]

Pay the U.S. Naturalization Application Fee with Your Credit Card!

Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys are excited to announce that USCIS just recently provided guidance on paying the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, using a credit card. USCIS is now offering this service for U.S. citizenship applications only. The filing fee for Form N-400 is $680 and there is no additional fee to pay with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Michelle Obama on Immigration: Top Priority

  Michelle Obama sounded off yesterday on immigration, while participating in the swearing-in of 50 new U.S. citizens. The First Lady of the United States participating to express her ongoing support for stalled efforts in Congress to overhaul United States immigration law. “Today, here in Washington, folks are still debating whether or not to fix […]

Why Green Card Holders Should Apply for U.S. Citizenship

Many lawful permanent resident/Green Card holders residing in the United States have decided, for many reasons, not to apply for U.S. citizenship, even though they are eligible to do so. This decision can have consequences in the long run that many Green Card holders are unaware of, including possible deportation. Our immigration attorneys in Los […]

Customer Identity Verification (CIV) Questions and Answers

The following article is an excerpt from a question and answer meeting between United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). The questions (Q) are asked by AILA and the answers (A) are provided by USCIS On September 9, 2013, USCIS began implementing a new system called Customer Identity […]

Reminder: USCIS Will Only Accept New Version of Form N-400 Beginning May 5

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers would like to remind everyone that the newly revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship) will go into effect on May 5, 2014. Once in effect, USCIS will not accept older versions of the form, even the most recent one dated 9/13/2013. USCIS will reject and send back these […]

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USCIS Revises Form N-400, Naturalization Application

JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles Immigration lawyers, have received news that USCIS has updated Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. The form update is part of USCIS’ ongoing forms improvement initiative to help make the forms easier to use and collect data more efficiently. The revised Form N-400 contains: Clearer and more comprehensive instructions which […]