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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
  • 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
  • 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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    Friends of Farmworkers
  • 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 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
  • Green Card Through Family

    Information from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regarding the family-based petitioning process. Includes additional links to information and forms. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Green Card Through Refugee or Asylee Status

    Information from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on obtaining a "green card" if you were admitted to the United States as a refugee or as a qualifying family member of an asylee. 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 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

    By:
    Immigration Advocates Network
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    Spanish / Español