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This section of PALawHelp.org has resources and General Information for Immigrants in Pennsylvania.

  • Beware of Dishonest Immigration Consultants [PDF]

    Brochure from the National Consumer Law Center discussing how to look out for dishonest immigration consultants. [PDF] Content Detail

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    National Consumer Law Center
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    Spanish / Español
    Korean / 한국어
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • Case Status Service on Line

    This website from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services allows you to check the status of BCIS applications for which a receipt letter (Form I797) was issued. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Clean Slate and Immigration

    Information on the effect of the Clean Slate Law, allowing the automatic sealing of certain criminal records, on the immigration process. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Forms

    The primary mission of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is to adjudicate immigration cases by fairly, expeditiously, and uniformly interpreting and administering the Nation's immigration laws. Under delegated authority from the Attorney General, EOIR conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings. This is the official US government site with forms used by the EOIR, in downloadable format. NOTE: These do not include forms used by the Bureau of Immigration and Citizenship. Content Detail

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    Department of Justice
  • Expunging Crinimal Records for Non-Citizens in Pennsylvania

    Facts and information on expungement and sealing of criminal records for non-citizens in Pennsylvania. Content Detail

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    Justice At Work
  • 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 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
  • Green Card for Employment-Based Immigrants

    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
  • "How Do I" Customer Guides

    The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) has created a series of documents that they call "How Do I...?s" These documents cover a wide variety of topics on immigration matters and are meant to assist you in finding the information you need about a particular immigration and asylum subject. 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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    Spanish / Español
  • 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
  • ImmigrationLawHelp.org - Pennsylvania Organizations

    List of organizations in Pennsylvania from ImmigrationLawHelp.org offering assistance, counseling or representation in immigration issues. Content Detail

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    ImmigrationLawHelp.org
  • immi Learning Center

    The immi learning center is your resource for learning about U.S. immigration and how to stay in the U.S. legally. Browse the glossary for basic terms and concepts. Or read more detail about common ways to stay in the U.S. Content Detail

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    Immigration Advocates Network
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    Spanish / Español
  • immi - Search for Legal Help

    Immi helps immigrants in the U.S. understand their legal options. Our online screening tool, legal information, and referrals to nonprofit legal services organizations are always free to use. Immi works with legal aid organizations across the U.S. to connect immigrants to legal help. Enter your address or zip code to see a list of organizations in your area. Content Detail

    By:
    Immigration Advocates Network
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    Spanish / Español