Through its offices and official website, the USCIS provides a wide variety of services, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Citizenship (naturalization and family-based)
- Immigration of family members
- E-Verification of right to work
- Humanitarian programs
- Resources and tools for integration
The USCIS website contains detailed information about several topics, including green card, citizenship, filing fees, and laws & policies concerning immigrants.
Green Card: The green card section is accessible from the main menu. It has information on topics like eligibility categories, who can apply, how to apply, general processes and procedures, pending applications, adjustment of status, etc.
Citizenship: The citizenship section is also accessible from the menu. Besides important updates, it covers topics like eligibility requirements, N-400 applications, resources for the naturalization test, civic integration, etc.
Online Services: The official website allows you to perform many tasks, thus eliminating the need to contact USICS or visit a local office for those tasks. Here are some of the tools available on the USICS website:
- Explore My Options: A research tool to explore your immigration options by providing your current status and your immigration goal.
- Check Case Processing Times: By selecting your form (N-400, N-600, I-90, etc.) and your field office, you can find out the expected case processing time.
- Locators: The locator’s section of the site contains tools for finding English and Citizenship classes, field offices, application fees for different forms, and healthcare providers.
- File Online: The following forms can currently be filed online: AR-11, G-639, I-90, I-130, I-539, N-336, N-400, N-565, N-600, and N-600K.
Before visiting a local office, it’s useful to check online for the required service. If visiting is the only option, then it’s a good idea to go through the USCIS guidelines for visitors.