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  • Adoption

    Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on the intercountry adoption process, where U.S. Citizens adopt children from overseas. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Adoptions Based Forms

    List of Adoptions Based Forms from the 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
  • Bringing Children, Sons and Daughters to Live in the United States as Permanent Residents

    Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about helping your child become a permanent resident of the United States. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Family Based Forms

    List of Family 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
  • Family of Green Card Holders (Permanent Residents)

    Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on your right as a green card holder (permanent resident), to petition for certain family members to immigrate to the United States as permanent residents. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Family of Refugees & Asylees

    If you entered the United States as a refugee within the past 2 years or were granted asylee status within the past 2 years, you may petition for certain family members to obtain derivative refugee or asylee status. Here is information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on when and how to do this. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Family of U.S. Citizens

    Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on your right to petition for certain family members based on your relationship. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • 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 Eligibility Categories

    In order to apply for a Green Card, you must be eligible under one of the categories listed on this page. Once you find the category that may fit your situation, click on the link provided to get information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether your family members can also apply with you. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Hague Process (Adoption)

    Information from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on the adoption process under the Hague Adoption Convention, an international treaty that provides important safeguards to protect the best interests of children, birth parents, and adoptive parents who are involved in intercountry adoptions. All cases filed on or after April 1, 2008, seeking to adopt a child habitually resident in any country outside of the United States that is a party to the Convention must follow the Hague process. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • How Do I Help My Relative Get Refugee or Asylee Status?

    Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on how you may be able to help your relative obtain asylee or refugee status if you are currently in refugee or asylee status. [PDF] Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • immi

    Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. The online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi was created by the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net, two nonprofit organizations dedicated to increasing access to justice for low-income immigrants. Content Detail

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    Immigration Advocates Network
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  • 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