If you need information about immigration and naturalization, the USCIS website is the place to go. It’s extremely thorough, and you can find everything you need here, in both English and Spanish languages. In fact, you’ll probably find more than you even realized you needed to ask about.
The resources here will take you through exactly what the USCIS does and the services it provides. They will also take you through the entire process of applying for permanent residency or citizenship, step by step. Not only are all the forms that you need available online, thorough instructions on filling them out are also available. The information is clearly separated into what you need to know before filing and after filing as well.
All forms are available free of charge, although you may find people elsewhere trying to sell them to you. Therefore, all forms should be downloaded directly from this website if possible. If need be, they can also be received by mail. You will also find out how much the application fee is for each type of form. For some forms, there is no fee.
Forms can differ in terms of what must be sent along with them. In some cases, fingerprints are required and you can locate an acceptable USCIS fingerprinting location on the website. Other forms will require a medical examination. Photos will need to be sent according to certain specifications. All this information is available online. Some forms can even be filed online.
There are several different ways that you can be eligible for permanent residency. These are all explained in detail so that you know whether or not you qualify. For example, there are special occupations which may qualify you for a green card. You can easily find exactly what occupations are acceptable for this category.
The website is set up and organized clearly so that anyone who speaks English or Spanish should have no problem finding what’s needed. For those people who are not fluent in either of these languages, it may be smart to ask for help from someone who is.
Bear in mind that there is a lot of fear surrounding the area of immigration and naturalization, and many people who will try to make money from those fears. Make sure that anyone who helps you is truly an accredited and experienced attorney or other representative.
A really convenient service offered is the ability to check the status of your case online. With your application receipt number, you can find out exactly where your case is in the process. You can also find out what the typical processing time is for your type of application at the current time.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there regarding immigration and naturalization but you can find everything you need to know right on the USCIS website. There’s no reason to look anywhere else for your information. This is the office that will be processing your application and, hopefully, approving it. Therefore, it’s the one place you can go where you know the information will be accurate.
Find more information,visit http://www.uscis.gov/