U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) uses electronic I-94 records that can be retrieved online. Use the following procedure to find your electronic I-94 record.
The I-94 Arrival/Departure Record, also known as Form I-94, confirms that a foreign visitor has been lawfully admitted (or paroled) into the United States. It also includes information about the visitor's visa status and permitted duration of stay.
Also known as an A-Number, your Alien Registration Number is an 8 or 9 digit number that can be found on a variety of documents from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the former INS.
A certified translation is essentially a sworn statement affirming the translator’s ability to translate a document from the original language to the English language accurately.
Over time, the U.S. Department of State has changed the location of the visa number. These examples may help you find your visa number.
USCIS recognizes that not all people can afford the fees for filing immigration forms. Guidelines for requesting a fee waiver have been established so that filers with the greatest need receive this benefit.
The United States grants immigrant and nonimmigrant visas to foreign-born persons that want to enter the United States, but the visas have very different purposes.
USCIS may issue a Request For Evidence when an application or petition lacks necessary documentation or evidence to make a decision on the immigration benefit requested. It will become a denial if not responded to in a timely and accurate manner.
Foreign nationals residing in the United States use Form AR-11, Alien’s Change of Address, to report a change of address with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Form G-1145, e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, is an optional form that is used to request an electronic notification (text and/or email) when USCIS accepts your immigration application.
A Social Security number (SSN) is a nine-digit number that is generally issued to U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and certain (working) nonimmigrants. You can find the number on a Social Security card and other documents.
Generally, all USCIS applications and petitions require an original “wet ink” signature. Use black ink and sign as you would sign with the name you would use for any legal document. Here are some guidelines for signing USCIS forms.
The DREAM Act is bipartisan legislation that aims to provide a long-term solution for undocumented minors who were brought to the United States unlawfully by their parents.