What is USCIS? United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

On Behalf of | Feb 1, 2016 | Blog |

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USCIS is one of the most important agencies or services of the United States whose mission is to maintain control and security of immigration to this country.

USCIS is a branch of the Department of Homeland Security. It is a department of the American government created to defend the country from terrorist attacks, wars or disasters in general. This service employs some 20,000 contractors and employees and has approximately 250 offices worldwide. It offers all types of information and customer service in English and Spanish for immigrants, through its website for issues such as immigrant visas or permanent residents. Here you will find everything you may need to comply with the immigration laws of the United States.

Under the heading of Forms, you can access documentation and information directing you to the correct forms to apply for visas and work permits in the U.S.  permanent residence, citizenship, visas for non-immigrant workers, student visas, temporary worker visas, asylum or even solutions to problems with the immigration justice.

USCIS does not provide interpreter or translation services. If you are called for an interview it is permitted and recommended to be accompanied by an interpreter or translator of experience in the language of the applicant, a professional with experience in this sector, who is at least 18 years old and a citizen or lawful permanent resident in the United States.

USCIS does provide documentation, information and forms in Spanish.

Always consultwith anexperienced immigration attorneywho isa law graduateand certifiedin the UnitedStates ofAmericaby the Boardof Immigration AppealsFederal Department ofJustice.