Whether you’d like to know the meaning of a certain immigration term, who is eligible for U.S. visas or green cards, or whether you need a lawyer to handle your particular situation, this is the place to start. Browse the categories below.
Learn about the paths, process, and problems involved in becoming a permanent U.S. resident.
One of the most common ways immigrants gain permanent residency in the U.S. is through family members – by marriage and blood.
How immigrants become permanent residents of the U.S. (green card holders) through an employer.
Laws and procedures for entering the U.S. on temporary terms for pleasure or business.
If you’re a foreign national and you’d like to work in the United States, you’ll need to obtain authorization to do so, or a work visa.
Students from all over the world come to the United States to study. Here are the immigration rules to which they must adhere.
Learn about the eligibility rules for becoming a U.S. citizen and the steps to get there.
Learn about the deportation process, who can be removed from the U.S., and possible defenses.
Foreign nationals who are persecuted – or fear they will be – in their home country may be able to seek permanent residence in the United States.
Find tips on navigating the U.S. immigration procedures.
Do you need an immigration lawyer? How much will it cost? When can you do without legal representation?
An introduction to whether you might be eligible for a U.S. green card (lawful permanent residence) based on family, employment, or other categories.
An immigrant to the United States who has been granted the right to live and work in the U.S. permanently receives a permanent resident card, also known as a “green card.” But no one receives it right away.
An introduction to whether you might be eligible for a temporary (nonimmigrant) visa with which to spend time in the United States.
How to get U.S. citizenship through the naturalization process, step by step.
What to expect when first seeking an attorney.