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Citizenship and Immigration Services

Managed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the United States’ lawful immigration system is one of the most generous in the world.

  • Follow Up Q&A from myUSCIS for Applicants

    Follow Up Questions and Answers from the CIS Ombudsman's Webinar: Overview of myUSCIS for Applicants.

  • USCIS Retired PIAs

    USCIS Retired PIAs - DHS/USCIS/PIA-001, 002, 004, 005, 006(a), 006(b), 006, 006(c), 011, 014, 014(a), 020, 024, 025, 026, 028

  • DHS/USCIS-027 USCIS Asylum Division

    The Asylum Division of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) adjudicates applications for asylum, benefits pursuant to Section 203 of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA § 203), withholding of removal under the terms of a settlement agreement reached in a class action,1 and screening determinations for safe third country, credible fear, and reasonable fear. The Asylum Division historically used the Refugees, Asylum, and Parole System (RAPS) and the Asylum Pre-Screening System (APSS) in support of its mission critical functions. Both systems were originally developed by the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). The Asylum Division is seeking to retire APSS and RAPS and use Global, operating in a cloud-based environment, to serve as the primary IT case management system for the administration of affirmative asylum, NACARA § 203, withholding of removal under the terms of a settlement agreement reached in a class action, credible fear, and reasonable cases.

  • Migrant Protection Protocols Cohort Reports

    Under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), certain noncitizens encountered at the Southwest Border await their immigration proceedings in Mexico rather than in the United States. These reports describes Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) processing and outcomes for noncitizens enrolled in MPP within given time periods, summarizing information on enrollee nationalities, fear claims, vaccinations, and processing outcomes (returns to Mexico or disenrollments) by month of MPP enrollment. Additional reports will be added regularly to include information about individuals enrolled in future months along with updated information about earlier enrollees as they move through additional stages of the MPP process.

    The Excel files with the readable tables may be published slightly before the narrative report is available.

  • Legal Immigration and Adjustment of Status Report

    Quarterly reports detailing the number of adjustments of immigration status that occurred during the reporting period this period is for FY 2022, Quarter 2.

  • The CIS Ombudsman's Webinar Series: myUSCIS for Applicants

    January 20, 2022, the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman) hosted a public webinar providing an overview of myUSCIS.

  • DHS Form 7001 with Instructions

    DHS Form 7001, Case Assistance Form, is used to request case assistance from the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman (CIS Ombudsman).

  • Lawful Permanent Residents

    LPRs also known as “green card” holders, are non-citizens who are lawfully authorized to live permanently within the US.

  • Naturalizations

    Naturalization confers U.S. citizenship upon foreign nationals who have fulfilled the requirements Congress established in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). After naturalization, foreign-born citizens enjoy nearly all of the same benefits, rights, and responsibilities that the Constitution protects for native-born U.S. citizens, including the right to vote.

  • Nonimmigrant Admissions

    Nonimmigrants are foreign nationals granted temporary admission into the United States. The major purposes for which nonimmigrant admission may be authorized include temporary visits for business or pleasure, academic or vocational study, temporary employment, or to act as a representative of a foreign government or international organization, among others.