Tag Archives: United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

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 […]

Same-Sex Marriage Adjustment of Status to Green Card

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. Q: Please confirm that all USCIS Field Offices have now been trained on same-sex […]

TPS RE-Registration Period Extended for Haitian Nationals

JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles immigration attorneys serving Southern California and the entire United States, has just learned that the Department of Homeland Security is extending the re-registration deadline from May 2, 2014 to July 22, 2014 for Haitian Nationals who have already been granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and seek to maintain that […]

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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 Changes International District Names

Effective today, our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned that all USCIS offices will start using new district names in all references to the international districts. The new names for these USCIS international districts are as follows: Asia/Pacific (APAC) District, formerly the Bangkok District Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) District, formerly the Rome District […]

Requests for Evidence (RFEs) issued by Vermont Service Center (VSC) to be Yellow After Dec. 9, 2013

Located in Los Angeles, JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, has just been informed by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that beginning on December 9, 2013 the Vermont Service Center (VSC) no longer be issuing Requests for Evidence (RFEs) on blue stock paper. Instead, all RFEs will be printed on light yellow paper. […]

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Policy Memo on Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty Members of the U.S. Armed Foces

Located in Los Angeles, California, JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office has successfully helped hundreds of clients adjust status to Lawful Permanent Residency from a qualifying immediate family relationship. Our office of U.S. Immigration Attorneys have learned of a policy memorandum that amends Chapter 21.1 of the Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) to ensure consistent adjudication […]

Revised Form I-526 and Form I-824

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office located in Los Angeles, has successfully helped many clients obtain Conditional Permanent Resident status through Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur. We have also worked with clients who needed to submit Form I-824, Application for Action on An Approved Application/Petition. Recently, USCIS has made changes to these forms […]

Workload Transfer From National Benefits Center (NBC) to Service Centers

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, has just received notice that USCIS recently began transferring some casework from the National Benefits Center (NBC) to Service Centers, such as the Nebraska, Texas and California Service Centers to balance overall operational workload. The affected casework includes the following form: I-130, Petition for Alien […]

E-Verify Currently Unavailable

In the Greater Los Angeles area our team of experienced U.S. Immigration attorneys have been faced with only minor drawbacks due to the Federal Funding Hiatus/Government Shutdown. JCS Immigration and Visa has learned that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’ E-Verify program will also be unavailable during this shut down. This means that employers will […]