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Immigration through Intercountry Adoption

The process varies depending on the origin country.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

Change My Nonimmigrant Status

You must file a request with USCIS on the appropriate form before your authorized stay expires.

Green Cards for Individuals Already in U.S. (Adjustment of Status)

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) permits the change of an individual's immigration status while in the United States from nonimmigrant or parolee (temporary) to immigrant (permanent) if the individual was inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States and is able to meet all required qualifications for a green card (permanent residence) in a particular category. The common term for a change to permanent status is "adjustment of status."

Green Card Through a Job

A job offer, investment, self-petition, and special categories.

Green Card for an Asylee

You are not required to apply for a green card; however, it may be in your best interest to do so.

Green Card for a Refugee

If you were admitted as a refugee, you are required by law to apply for a Green Card (permanent residence) in the United States 1 year after being admitted as a refugee.

Green Card Processes & Procedures

Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Concurrent Filing, Visa Availability & Priority Dates, Child Status Protection Act, and more.

Immigration through Intercountry Adoption

The process varies depending on the origin country.

Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence Based on Marriage

You are given conditional resident status on the day you are lawfully admitted to the United States on an immigrant visa or adjustment of your status to permanent residence.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ)

The purpose of the SIJ program is to help foreign children in the United States who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.

Violence Against Women Act

Immigrant victims are protected by federal law.

Appeals and Motions: Questions and Answers

You may file an appeal on some unfavorable decisions to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

An Immigration Filing Fee Waiver

Recognizing that some applicants cannot pay the filing fees, USCIS established a fee waiver process for certain forms and benefit types.

Find Legal Assistance with Your Immigration Case Near You

This interactive map and search engine that will help you find legal assistance near you.

Find USCIS Field Offices Near You

Field Offices handle scheduled interviews on non-asylum related applications.

Change My Nonimmigrant Status

You must file a request with USCIS on the appropriate form before your authorized stay expires.

Green Cards for Individuals Already in U.S. (Adjustment of Status)

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) permits the change of an individual's immigration status while in the United States from nonimmigrant or parolee (temporary) to immigrant (permanent) if the individual was inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States and is able to meet all required qualifications for a green card (permanent residence) in a particular category. The common term for a change to permanent status is "adjustment of status."

Green Card Through a Job

A job offer, investment, self-petition, and special categories.

An Immigration Filing Fee Waiver

Recognizing that some applicants cannot pay the filing fees, USCIS established a fee waiver process for certain forms and benefit types.

Appeals and Motions: Questions and Answers

You may file an appeal on some unfavorable decisions to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Check Your Case Status Service Online

Use your application receipt number to check your case status online.

Find Legal Assistance with Your Immigration Case Near You

This interactive map and search engine that will help you find legal assistance near you.

Family Petitions or "Sponsoring" Relatives

Petition for certain family members to receive either a green card, a fiancee visa or a K-3/K-4 Visa.

Find USCIS Field Offices Near You

Field Offices handle scheduled interviews on non-asylum related applications.

File Immigration Papers Online

By filing online you can submit and view certain benefit requests, receive electronic notification of decisions, and receive real-time case status updates.

Find What an Immigration Related Word Means Here

You can use this dictionary to quickly look up a definition or explanation for a topic.

Green Card for an Asylee

You are not required to apply for a green card; however, it may be in your best interest to do so.

Green Card for a Refugee

If you were admitted as a refugee, you are required by law to apply for a Green Card (permanent residence) in the United States 1 year after being admitted as a refugee.

Green Card Processes & Procedures

Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Concurrent Filing, Visa Availability & Priority Dates, Child Status Protection Act, and more.

Immigration through Intercountry Adoption

The process varies depending on the origin country.

Information for Fee Waiver

Ask for a Fee Waiver if you can't afford filing fees

International Travel as a Permanent Resident

What you should know about leaving and re-entering the U.S.

Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence Based on Marriage

You are given conditional resident status on the day you are lawfully admitted to the United States on an immigrant visa or adjustment of your status to permanent residence.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ)

The purpose of the SIJ program is to help foreign children in the United States who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.

Tips for Filing Forms with USCIS

Form fees, eligibility requirements, fee waiver eligibility, required documents, and mailing addresses vary depending on the form you are filing and why you are filing.

Violence Against Women Act

Immigrant victims are protected by federal law.

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