Employment Petitions

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

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Download your immigration forms online.

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

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

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA), also referred to as Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance, is a federal program that provides temporary financial assistance to individuals unemployed as a result of a “major disaster” declared by the president.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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