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Websites with Useful Information for Immigrants

Government Resources

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

The official website of the federal government’s immigration agency. Find information about applying for a green card/legal permanent residency, U.S. citizenship, family-based petitions, work-based petitions, and other forms of immigration relief. Can also check on your case status. Available in English and Spanish.

USCIS: Processing Time Information

Find out how long it takes to process an application or petition at a particular USCIS office.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

The official website of the federal government’s immigration investigation agency, which handles deportation and removal.

U.S. Department of State: Embassies and Consulates

A listing of U.S. embassies and consulates and their websites by country.

U.S. Department of State: National Visa Center

Find information about the National Visa Center, the agency that conducts immigrant visa pre-processing after USCIS approves immigrant visa petitions.

U.S Department of State: Visa Bulletin

Find information about cut-off dates for visa availability by country and other immigrant visa information.

U.S. Department of State: Passports

Find information about applying for, replacing, or changing information on a U.S. passport.

Selective Service System

Find information about the U.S. Selective Service, which males between ages 18 and 25 generally must register to apply for immigration benefits.

U.S. Department of Justice: Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)

The official website for EOIR, the federal office that conducts immigration court proceedings, appellate reviews, and administrative hearings.

NYC Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs: Benefits and Services for Immigrants

Find information about benefits and services available to immigrants in employment, finance, housing, and more.

NYC Human Resources Administration: Public Benefits for Immigrants

Find information about public benefits available to immigrants in New York City.

NYC Criminal Court: Certificate of Disposition

NYC Criminal Court’s list of frequently asked questions. Find information on how to obtain a certificate of disposition, an official document that indicates the current status of a case or its final disposition.

Community Resources

Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union

Find information about free and low-cost tax preparation services, wire transfers, assistance with Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) applications, financial counseling, finanacial management classes, and more.

CUNY Citizenship Now! List of Free and Low-Cost Citizenship Classes

Find information about free and low-cost English and civics classes in the five boroughs, upstate, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

CUNY Citizenship Now! List of Free and Low-Cost English Classes

Find information about free and low-cost English classes through the City University of New York (CUNY) and other organizations in the five boroughs.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC): Resources for Immigrants

Find information on various resources for immigrants from ILRC and other community organizations,  including a guide to living in the U.S. for immigrant youth, a guide to community resources, anti-fraud assistance, and more.

Immigrant Defense Project: Deportation 101 (English) / Immigrant Defense Project: Deportation 101 (Español)

A community resource on deportation. Find more information on the basics of deportation, the current detention and deportation system, the role of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the criminal justice system, community organizing campaigns against deportation, and more.