Tag Archives: NonImmigrant Visa

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 […]

President Obama Introduces 10 Year Visa for Tourists and Business Agreement with China

Our Los Angeles immigration lawyers are pleased to announce that President Barack Obama has just announced that the U.S. and China have agreed to a new, reciprocal 10-year visa policy for tourists and businessmen. This will allow citizens of each country to travel between the two countries for up to 10 years on a single […]

Approval Notices Issued Without I-94 Card

Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles have received several reports from clients and other U.S. immigration lawyers claiming that many extension and change of status approval notices have been received that do not contain an I-94 card at the bottom of the document. Our immigration lawyers have reached out to both the Vermont Service Center […]

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 […]

Study in the States! New Website for International Students

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the launch of an enhanced Study in the States website with new features for international students. Some of these new features enable the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to monitor important information to prospective international students in a clear and […]

NAFTA TN Visa Checklist

Canadian Citizens wishing to apply for TN classification at the time of entering the United States at the Port of Entry may present supporting documentation directly to the U.S. Customs officer. Canadians applying for TN classification at the Port of Entrys on the northern border and at U.S. pre-clearance stations within Canada have had widely […]

USCIS Proposed Rule on Enhancing Opportunities for High-Skilled Professionals

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed to update the regulations to include nonimmigrant high-skilled specialty occupation professionals from the nations of Chile and Singapore (H-1B1) and from Australia (e-3) in the list of classes of individuals authorized for employment incident to status with a specific employer, to clarify that H-1B1 and principal E-3 […]

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CBP Announces New Website for Nonimmigrant Travel History

U.S. Customs and Border Protection have announced a new feature for their online I-94 entry/exit system. Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have happy with this new feature as it will allow for nonimmigrant U.S. visitors to access the arrival/departure record for any point within the past 5 years. Beginning May 1, 2014, CBP will now […]

USCIS Will Begin Accepting H-1B Petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 on April 1, 2014

USCIS will start accepting H-1B temporary skilled worker visa petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap beginning on April 1, 2014. Cases will be considered accepted only on the date that USCIS receives a properly filed petition with the correct filing fee, rather than the date that the petition is postmarked. If you have […]

CBP Meeting: E-3 Australian Visas and the Port of Entry

One of our staff immigration attorneys from JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office attended a quarterly Customs and Border Protection (CBP) liaison meeting with other U.S. immigration attorneys in Los Angeles at LAX Airport. During the liaison meeting, the E-3 Australian employment visa was discussed and below are the minutes from that meeting. Question: If […]