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This section of PALawHelp.org has information and resources about Visa Processing issues in Pennsylvania.

  • 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
  • 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

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    Immigration Advocates Network
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    Spanish / Español
  • Battered Spouse, Children & Parents - Immigrant Visa Petitions

    Information from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services about immigrant visa petitions under the Violence against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA allows certain spouses, children, and parents of U.S. citizens and certain spouses and children of permanent residents (Green Card holders) to file a petition for themselves, without the abuser's knowledge. This allows victims to seek both safety and independence from their abuser, who is not notified about the filing. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Questions and Answers: Victims of Human Trafficking, T Nonimmigrant Status

    T Nonimmigrant Status (T Visa) is set aside for those who are or have been victims of human trafficking and are willing to assist law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of acts of trafficking. This provides Questions and Answers pertaining to T nonimmigrant status from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Content Detail

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    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Students and Exchange Visitors

    Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on what to do if you wish to pursue full-time academic or vocational studies in the United States or wish to participate in an educational of cultural exchange program. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Workers

    In order for you to come to the United States lawfully as a nonimmigrant to work temporarily in the United States your prospective employer must generally file a nonimmigrant petition on your behalf with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This provides information from USCIS on how a nonimmigrant can qualify to work temporarily in the United States. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Temporary Visitors for Business

    Information U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on how you can obtain a Temporary Visitors for Business Visa, unless you qualify for admission without a visa under the Visa Waiver Program. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Victims of Criminal Activity: U Nonimmigrant Status

    The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. This provides information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on U nonimmigrant status. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Victims of Human Trafficking & Other Crimes

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) helps protect victims of human trafficking and other crimes by providing immigration relief. Human trafficking, also known as trafficking in persons, is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers lure individuals with false promises of employment and a better life. This provides information on the kind of help available from USCIS. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • 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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    Korean / 한국어
    Russian / Pусский
    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
    Chinese / 中文
  • 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