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Providing Immigration Benefits & Information

Citizenship ceremony. (Photo Barry Bahler)

The Department of Homeland Security, through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), provides immigration benefits to people who are entitled to stay in the U.S. on a temporary or permanent basis. These benefits include

  • granting of U.S. citizenship to those who are eligible to naturalize,
  • authorizing individuals to reside in the U.S. on a permanent basis, and
  • providing aliens with the eligibility to work in the United States

Highlights

Electronic Filing for Immigration Benefits. Provides ability to file some of USCIS' most popular forms at any time.

Immigration Forms and Fees. Forms needed to apply for immigration benefits, and the most recent fees.

Immigration Services Scams. Immigration services scams are a pervasive problem that can affect anyone applying for an immigration benefit with USCIS. Learn the facts and protect yourself and your family from this type of unlawful activity.

INFOPASS (USCIS). A free and convenient Internet-based system that allows the public to make an appointment to speak with an Immigration Information Officer.

Iraqi Refugee Processing (USCIS). Through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) inter-agency effort, the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State are working cooperatively to increase the number of Iraqi refugees admitted to the United States.

Lawful Permanent Residency. Information for people who wish to come to the U.S. to live on a permanent basis and aliens who already live in the United States. Information regarding "Green Cards."

Redesigned Naturalization Exam. New questions focus on the concepts of democracy and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

Temporary Visitors. Including business travelers to the U.S., students who come to the U.S., and recreational visitors to the U.S.

Humanitarian Immigration Programs

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Last Published Date: August 9, 2012
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