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Immigration Law

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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CIS Processing Time Reports

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  • Nebraska Service Center has jurisdiction over the following states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
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  • Vermont Service Center has jurisdiction over the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC., and West Virginia.
  • Vermont Service Center also has jurisdiction over the following CIS offices: Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Toronto, Montreal, Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.

Change Your Address Online with CIS

Make an InfoPass Appointment with USCIS

Immigration Forms, Fees & Filing Locations

Study Questions for Naturalization Examination –

CIS I-9 Central

CIS Form M-274: Handbook for Employers

CIS Civil Surgeon Locator

CIS Application Support Center

ICE Resources

Immigration and Customs Enforcement

ICE Detention Facility Locator

ICE Online Detainee Locator System

Student Exchange and Visitor Program

U.S. Department of State

Visa Bulletin
The Visa Bulletin, issued by the Department of State, details the availability of immigrant visas. All beneficiaries, with some exceptions, of immigrant petitions cannot file an application for permanent residency unless their priority date is current and applications cannot be granted until an immigrant visa number is assigned to the application. Visa Bulletins are updated on a monthly basis.

Current and past visa bulletins

Making an Appointment to Obtain a Visa from an American Consulate–online-nonimmigrant-visa-application.html

J-1 Exchange Visitor Programs

J-1 Waivers

J-1 Waiver Tracking System

DOS Passport Application Status

National Visa Center

Passport-Style Photograph Requirements

Visa Reciprocity Tables

Form DS-160

Form DS-260

Other General Immigration Related Links:

American Embassies Around the World

Foreign Embassies in the United States

State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

American Immigration Lawyers Association

US Immigration Court Decisions

US Immigration Court

Human Rights Annual Reports

US Labor Department (immigration)

Amnesty International Country Reports

Immigration News

Immigration News

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