Tag Archives: visa

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 […]

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 […]

NVC Procedures Regarding I-601A Provisional Waivers

JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office, located in Los Angeles has a team of Immigration lawyers who constantly monitor immigration news to ensure our clients are up to date with the latest information relating to their cases. Recently, representatives from the Department of State’s (DOS) National Visa Center (NVC) commented on the evolution of the […]

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, […]

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 […]

Delays in I-601A Processing: I-130 Petitions Mistakenly Sent to NRC Instead of NVC

At JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office we monitor trends in immigration as well as current processing times for all immigration benefits. the ICE and USCIS Field Operations Liaison Committee are seeking examples of Form I-130 petitions where Immigrant Visa processing was indicated on the I-130, Question#22 on Page 2 of the I-130, that were […]

While Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation appears to be at a halt, immigrant families are grateful for JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office.

LOS ANGELES, SEPT. 30, 2013 — When Los Angeles residents are in need of a truly knowledgeable US immigration lawyer, many have come to trust Jack C. Sung and his team of legal experts at JCS Immigration and Visa Law Office to deliver outstanding results. For a free legal consultation regarding immigration needs like temporary nonimmigrant visas or […]

UAFA, Gay Rights, Human Rights, LGBT, Same-Sex, Marriage Act, Immigration Reform

Updated FAQs on Same-Sex Marriage and Visas from the Department of State

Q: How does the Supreme Court’s Windsor v. United States decision impact immigration law? A: The Supreme Court has found section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Effective immediately, U.S. embassies and consulates will adjudicate visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way that we adjudicate applications for […]

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 […]