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  • A Guide to Naturalization

    This Guide is to help people understand the naturalization process. It is for people 18 years or older who want to become citizens. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) created this Guide to provide better and more consistent information to people interested in naturalization. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
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    Spanish / Español
  • Answers to Common Immigration Questions - How Do I . . .

    The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services 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. Each How Do I …? starts with background information on the chosen topic, and then helps answer your questions about INS procedures. Each How Do I …? links you to information on the INS Website and, sometimes, to relevant information on other U.S. Government Websites. These links go to the relevant sections of immigration law and federal regulations, to instructions on applying for immigration benefits, the correct form and fee, and so on. Content Detail

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    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • Basic Immigration Law

    This document contains basic information about immigration law in the United States, answering the following questions: Where do U.S. immigration laws come from? What agencies administer U.S. immigration laws? Who gets U.S. citizenship? What are the immigration rules that allow non-citizens allowed to be in the U.S.? What are the ways that a non-citizen can immigrate to the U.S.? How can you change your legal status under U.S. immigration law? How do non-citizens lose their immigration status? How do you become a U.S. Citizen? Once you become a naturalized U.S. citizen, can you lose that status? What public benefits are available to immigrants? The document is excerpted from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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    Carl Vinson Institute
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  • Become a United States Citizen

    This web page provides basic information about the process for becoming a United States citizen. Content Detail

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    The American Immigration Law Foundation
  • Beware of Dishonest Immigration Consultants

    Recent immigrants who don't speak English fluently are easy prey for dishonest people who pretend to help them. This brochure, by the National Consumer Law Center helps you protect yourself against dishonest immigrant consultants. 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
  • Citizenship Information

    Information on United States Citizenship, including citizenship for children. Content Detail

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    Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
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    Spanish / Español
  • CitizenshipWorks

    CitizenshipWorks provides easy-to-use online tools to help low and moderate-income individuals to answer important questions about their eligibility for naturalization, to better understand the naturalization process, and to prepare for the naturalization tests. Content Detail

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    CitizenshipWorks.org
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    Spanish / Español
  • Detention by Immigration Officials - Your Rights

    What to do if you are stopped by the police for if there is a raid Content Detail

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    Catholic Charities
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    Spanish / Español
  • Immigration and Naturalization (Frequently Asked Questions)

    This document answers basic questions about immigration laws and requirements. Read More

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    Catholic Charities
  • Immigration Basics - Overview

    This web page explains basic information about immigration classifications in the United States and describes the process for adjusting your classification. Content Detail

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    The American Immigration Law Foundation
  • Immigration Forms, Fees and Fingerprints

    Welcome to the Forms, Fees and Fingerprints information center. From here you'll be able to find most of what you'll need to apply to for a immigration-related service, benefit, or permit. Many of these forms (benefit applications and petitions) require the payment of a fee in order for BCIS to process (adjudicate) your requests. Some also require applicants to pay an additional and separate fee for fingerprinting. This section will provide you with information on fees and fingerprint requirements. The Forms and Fees page provides information on Immigration forms and how to print them. Content Detail

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    Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • The Wrong Help Can Hurt - Beware of Immigration Scams

    Sometimes, people pretend to be “immigration experts” to deceive you and take your money. This is against the law. Content Detail

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    US Immigration and Citizenship Services
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    Spanish / Español