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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Immigration and Work issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Check Filing Fees

    Information from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on fees required to file a variety of USCIS forms. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Employer Work Authorization Verification

    This fact sheet from the National Employment Law Project explains the legal process by which employers verify work authorization and the circumstances under which re-verification is permitted. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Employment Based Forms

    List of Employment based forms from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. USCIS forms are always FREE to download on this site, or order by mail or phone at 1-800-870-3676. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • E-Verify: Employee Rights and Responsibilities (Video)

    This video from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services places special emphasis on the rights of employees, particularly when an employee receives a message from E-Verify indicating that there is a problem with the employment eligibility documents that the employee submitted to the employer. For more information about E-Verify or for foreign language versions of this video, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/videos/video-employee-rights-and-responsibilities-short-version. Read More

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Fact Sheet on Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN)

    Information from the National Employment Law Project about Individual Tax Identification Numbers (ITIN) issued by IRS to process taxes. The ITIN was created for individuals who do not qualify for a Social Security Number (SSN) so they can work and pay taxes. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project
  • File My Application Online (E-Filing)

    This is a location where you can file certain documents online with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. By filing online you can submit and view certain benefit requests, receive electronic notification of decisions, and receive real-time case status updates. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Forms Updates

    This page from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services lists updates to USCIS forms as they are published, along with a brief explanation of the nature of the update. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Green Card Based Forms

    List of Green Card Based forms from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. USCIS forms are always FREE to download on this site, or order by mail or phone at 1-800-870-3676. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Green Card Through a Job

    You may be eligible to become a permanent resident based on an offer of permanent employment in the United States. This provides information and directions from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the steps to apply for lawful permanent residence or "green card" through a job or offer of employment. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Immigration Forms and Fees

    Downloadable Immigration Forms from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Immigration Status and Your Rights as a Worker

    This fact sheet for workers from the National Employment Law Project gives an overview of the ways in which immigration status may affect worker's labor and employment rights. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Information for Employers and Employees

    Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about the responsibilities of Employers and Employees regarding immigration and working in the United States. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Permanent Workers

    If you have the right combination of skills, education, and/or work experience and are otherwise eligible, you may be able to live permanently in the United States. This provides information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on whether you qualify. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Petition to Waive Court Costs

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a Petition to Waive Court Fees which can be used to ask the Pennsylvania Court for permission to file legal papers for free. This form can be used in most types of court cases in Pennsylvania. Approval to waive fees is not automatic. You will need to ask the Court to approve your Petition. Instructions will be included. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form; you will need to answer questions while connected to the Internet. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word to print your documents. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Rights Begin at Home: Protecting Yourself as a Domestic Worker

    This handbook from the National Employment Law Project informs domestic workers about their rights under the law and offers advice on how to improve their wages and working conditions. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project (NELP)