Don’t let your visa get delayed or denied!
If you are separated from your spouse or relative overseas, processing the immigration paperwork through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service can be a long and frustrating ordeal. Why does it take some people years to get through the process, while others finalize their visas in a matter of months? Just one mistake on any of your U.S. immigration forms can cost you months of waiting and hundreds of dollars in re-filing fees. Your consultation with a skilled immigration attorney who understands the laws and the filing process can cut your wait time down by as much as half.
Hiring a qualified immigration lawyer will help you reunite with your family as soon as possible – the time and money you save is worth it!
The U.S. Embassy abroad and USCIS are not required to contact you personally about changes in the law, U.S. foreign policy, or political situations that may affect your visa application. The immigration lawyers at The Louis Law Firm will help you stay informed.
Immigration Law is constantly changing in the United States and immigration processing is unique for each country of origin. Whether you are bringing a fiancé, spouse, children, an adopted child (or step-child), parents, siblings, or other foreign nationals to the U.S, you will need to know the international laws that surround your case.
Having a legal representative will help expedite your immigration applications, medical forms, and visa requirements. The attorneys at The Louis Law Firm help you through each phase of the USCIS immigration process. From filing your petition, to finalizing your packet at your port of entry into the United States, we are here for you.
Getting started is easy! Contact The Louis Law Firm today at (407) 603-6044 or Toll-Free: (855) 900-2-LAW or (855) 900-2529 to consult with an attorney concerning your family’s immigration situation.
We handle most immigration issues including:
- Naturalization Petitions
- U.S Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card) through marriage to a U.S. citizen
- U.S Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card) through being a relative to a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder
- U.S Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card) through adoption
- U.S Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card) through employment
- U.S Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card) through investments of at least $500,000 that can create at least 5 full-time US jobs
- U.S Permanent Resident Visa (Green Card) through asylum, diplomat status, or refugee status
- E-1 Treaty Trader
- E-2 Treaty Investors
- F-2 Visas for dependent spouse and/or children
- H1-B Visas for Profession Workers (Preparation of I-129 and “H” supplemental forms)
- H-4 Visas for dependent spouse and/or children
- J-2 Visas for dependent spouse and/or unmarried children under 21 years old
- K-1 Fiancées Visas
- K-2 Children of K-1 Fiancée Visa Holders
- K-3 Spousal Visas
- K-4 Children of K-3 Spousal Visa Holders
- L-1 Intra-company Transferees
- L-2 Visas for dependent spouse and/or minor unmarried children
- Petition to remove conditions of permanent residency status
We require a deposit and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) fees to begin processing your immigration petition.
How to Check Your Immigration Status with USCIS
Most people wishing to live in the United States first need to petition United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for classification, next apply to the State Department for a visa, and then pass inspection by Customs and Border Protection upon arrival to the U.S. Before and after your arrival to the United States, USCIS performs background checks of the applicant/petitioner and identifies issues that may need to be addressed before issuing a permanent resident visa; also called a “green card.” At any time during the immigration process, you may check the status of your U.S. immigration visa online, by phone, by email, or in person.
Applying For Your Visa
When USCIS gets your application or petition, it mails you or the local U.S. embassy in your country a receipt notice. In some countries, where mail is irregular, the U.S. embassy may call petitioners to let them know their receipt notice is ready for pick-up. The receipt notice will have a receipt number on it. You need this number every time you check your USCIS case status.
USCIS Case Status Online
Set up an online account by going to the USCIS web site. Use your receipt number on this notice to check your USCIS case status online. Leave out the dashes in your receipt number, or the computer will not accept it. For example, the number on your letter will look like this: SRC-10-231-59XXX; this should be entered as SRC1023159XXX. Register for automatic USCIS case status updates by email or text message while your USCIS case is processed from the official web site.
USCIS Case Status Phone
Call the USCIS toll-free National Customer Service Center (NCSC) at 1-800-375-5283 for automated information and live assistance concerning visa and immigration services and USCIS case status from within the U.S., including Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Be sure to have your receipt number or Applicant number (A-number) available, if you have received it. The A-number is usually written above your name on your notice. Write down the following information when you call:
- The name and/or id number of the representative
- The date and time of the call
- The service request referral number, if a service referral on a pending USCIS case is taken
Call this number from outside of the U.S.: +1 785-330-1048. Use this number only if you are outside the United States and have filed an application or petition with a USCIS Service Center. The number provides automated information only; no live assistance is available.
USCIS Case Status by Email to USCIS Service Center
Email the USCIS Service Center that has jurisdiction over your case to follow up on phone calls. Your receipt notice will indicate EAC for the Vermont Service Center, SRC for the Texas Service Center, LIN for the Nebraska Service Center, or WAC for the California Service Center. Provide the Service Centers your receipt number and the information you obtained during your call with the USCIS National Customer Service Center. Use the appropriate email to contact your center:
- USCIS California Service Center – firstname.lastname@example.org
- USCIS Vermont Service Center – email@example.com
- USCIS Nebraska Service Center – firstname.lastname@example.org
- USCIS Texas Service Center – email@example.com
Follow up again via an alternate email address if you do not receive a response within 21 days. Contact the USCIS Headquarters Office of Service Center Operations by email at SCOPSSCATA@dhs.gov. You should receive a response from this email address within ten days.
Check USCIS Case Status from a Local USCIS Office
Go in person to a USCIS District Office or Sub Office. There is a locator available on the USCIS web site. Click the link for “office locator” on the left menu of the USCIS home page. If you are outside of the U.S. with your USCIS case status or other visa and immigration matters, contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate. In some countries, you may only see a consular by appointment or when you are going with an application petitioner who is a U.S. citizen.
Change your address on the USCIS web site any time you move.
The TeleTYpewriter (TTY) number USCIS is: 1-800-767-1833
Visitors traveling under the Visa Waiver Program may contact a USCIS local office for assistance. Immigrants or refugees may receive expedited visa processing if there is civil unrest or natural disaster in your home country causing severe hardship. For more information on USCIS humanitarian programs, visit www.uscis.gov or call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.
Contact The Louis Law Firm today at (407) 603-6044 or Toll-Free: (855) 900-2-LAW or (855) 900-2529 for a consultation to discuss your immigration issues.