Tag Archives: US visa

USCIS Customer Service Tools Outage

Our team of Los Angeles-based immigration lawyers has just learned that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be conducting system maintenance on Sunday, January 10th to their website. The maintenance will be done during the period of 12 AM to 6 PM Eastern Standard Time. During this period, their online customer service […]

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 […]

H-1B Work Visa Season is Here, Apply Now!

Every year beginning on April 1, the Department of Homeland Security begins accepting new work visa petitions from U.S. employers seeking to employ foreign high-skilled workers. These high skilled temporary workers may begin working on a H-1B visa starting on October 1 – the beginning of the new Fiscal Year. The United States Citizenship and […]

President Obama Will Address the Nation on Immigration Reform on November 20th

With great excitement that our U.S. immigration attorneys are pleased to announce that tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to present the executive actions he is taking to institute new immigration law reforms.This is expected to be a step towards remedying problems in the current U.S immigration system. Although the Senate passed a bipartisan […]

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 […]

Approved H-1B Beneficiaries May File Visa Applications Now!

Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles have learned from the U.S. Department of State, that beneficiaries of an approved H-1B petition with an October 1, 2014 start date may now start filing a visa application at a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate abroad. U.S. visa posts are authorized to accept H visa petitions and issue […]

Court Rules Grant of TPS is an Admission for Adjustment of Status Purposes

Exciting news came last week when a decision from a District Court held that a noncitizen’s grant of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) qualifies as “inspection and admission”into the United States. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), inspection and admission to the United States are requirements to be eligible to become a U.S. Lawful Permanent […]

Site Visit and Verification Program for L-1 Visas

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is inviting people to participate in a stakeholder teleconference on April 24, 2014 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM (EST). Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have learned this teleconference is to discuss the extension of the Administrative Site Visit and Verification Program (ASVVP) for L-1 Visas. The ASVVP […]

Happy Holidays from our Los Angeles Immigration Attorneys

Our office of Los Angeles immigration lawyers would like to wish everyone a happy holiday and express that we are available for a FREE consultation 356 days a year as we know the importance of your immigration questions. Please feel free to contact us at askattorney@gmail.com or by phone at +1 (213) 738-8700 with your […]

Parole in Place for Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Members of the U.S. Armed Forces, Individuals in the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve or Individuals who Previously Served in the U.S. Armed Forces or the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve.

As noted, the decision whether to grant parole under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 212(d)(5)(A) is discretionary. Generally, parole in place is to be granted only sparingly. The fact that the individual is a spouse, child or parent of an Active Duty Member of the U.S. Armed Forces or similarly as mentioned above, […]