Tag Archives: US Citizenship

USCIS to Host Naturalization Ceremonies to Honor Veterans

Today, the Department of Homeland Security will hold nearly 130 special Naturalization ceremonies across the United States honoring veterans, service members and military spouses. USCIS will highlight the incredible sacrifices that military members and their families have made while serving our country. Between November 7 – 13th, USCIS will welcome more than 10,000 new U.S. […]

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 […]

How do I get answers that I need for my questions about US immigration and visa?

JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office offers free consultation for general mmigration and visa law questions, and we love to help immigrants who call our office to ask questions about their options to navigate through the often complicated legal field that is immigration and visa law. Here are a  few tips from our immigration attorney, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Obama Delays Immigration Efforts to Give GOP One Last Attempt for Reform

President Obama is holding off on a plan to ditch Congress and enact changes to United States deportation laws through the White House in hope of an immigration reform plan from the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives. According to our U.S. immigration attorney in Los Angeles, the White House has decided to wait until after […]

2014 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program Applications Due by May 16

JCS Immigration and Visa previously announced that USCIS began accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2014 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program on April 1, 2014. The Citizenship and Integration Grant Program is a competitive grant opportunity for public or non-profit organizations which promotes immigrant civic integration and prepares permanent residents for citizenship. Applications are due […]

DACA, Immigration Services

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 […]

H1-B, Work Visa, US Visa, Work Permit, Layoffs

I-130 Processing Times at USCIS Service Centers Released

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, is dedicated to providing our immigrant clients from across Southern California, the U.S. and around the world, with the latest in immigration news. We have just learned from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), that the processing times for newly transferred I-130 petitions have […]

Matter of Konan Waldo Douglas – Child Citizenship Act

This decision by the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Board of Immigration Appeals resolves a circuit-split as to the meaning of former section 321(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality act. JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, has successfully helped hundreds of applicants obtain U.S. citizenship for their […]