Tag Archives: US Embassy

USCIS Set to Close Vienna, Austria Office on Dec. 31, 2015

Our Los Angeles based team of immigration attorneys have just learned that United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) intends to close its field office, located in Vienna, Austria, on December 31, 2015. The final day that the office will be open to the public and accepting applications is November 30, 2015. The closest USCIS […]

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 […]

The U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Two Immigration Cases. Their Decision May Impact Your Immigration Options!

As immigration lawyers, we love hearing of news that has potential to greatly help change the lives of many of our immigrant clients through justice and by providing additional immigration options to those who feel helpless. We are excited to hear of the announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases involving immigration […]

Commonly Asked Questions During Immigration Interview

Most applicants for a United States visa (both immigrant and nonimmigrant) and applicants for Adjustment of Status for family-based cases like marriage, will be required to attend an interview. Depending on whether you are inside or outside the United States will determine whether your interview will be at a USCIS local field office or at […]

U.S. Embassy in Caracas Unable to Schedule First Time Visitor Visa Interviews

JCS Immigration and Visa, Los Angeles immigration attorney’s office, monitors news relating to immigration across the country and around the world. We have learned that the United States Embassy located in Caracas, Venezuela is currently unable to issue B-1/B-2 visitor visas to first time applicants at this time. The U.S. Embassy Caracas issued a notice […]

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

Practice Tip: Consular Processing Follow-to-Join Cases

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles, California serves the entire United States, as well as immigrants around the world. We have constructed this practice guide to help with Consular Processing follow-to-join cases. Should you file Form I-824 with USCIS? You may assume that filing Form I-824 with USCIS is the correct […]

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

My Experience with Guangzhou-China’s U.S. Embassy

I have years of experience working with United States Embassies and Consulates all over the world through my immigration law office located in Los Angeles, California. In my opinion, Guangzhou, China is the worst consular post in the world. The U.S. Embassy in Guangzhou is very overworked and handles about 1/5 of the world’s population […]

U.S. Consulates Operations Update

We are glad to that the United States Consulates and Embassies abroad are currently still operating the visa services normally. JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office recommends submitting visa applications and making visa appointments as soon as possible in case this changes. Visa applicants should be prepared for the possibility of future delays in the […]

U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, China Moving to Zhujiang New Town on July 15, 2013

The U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou will soon move to a new and spacious facility in the Zhujiang New Torn neighborhood. During the Consulate’s move, it will be necessary to temporarily suspend the usual passport, extra pages, consular report of birth and notary services. From July 15 until July 22, appointments and passport pick up […]

I-130 Provisional Waiver and Consular Processing Reminder

In certain situations when the intended beneficiary of an I-130 petition must apply for his or her immigrant visa abroad at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate, it is important to indicate that the Form I-601A provisional waiver that the immigrant will be processing the petition outside of the United States. If consular processing is […]