U.S. CITIZENSHIP & IMMIGRATION (USCIS) LINKS
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):
This is the web site for what was formally known as INS.
USCIS-Online Status Page and Processing Times
USCIS-National Customer Service Center Information
USCIS-Resources for New Immigrants
USCIS-Naturalization Home Page
USCIS-Info Pass Appointment Scheduler
USCIS-Finding a Designated Immigration Physician
USCIS-How to Change Your Address
USCIS-Photo Standards / Requirements
USCIS-Frequently Asked Questions
USCIS-Recently Released Public Information
PETITION AND CONSULATE PROCESSING TIMES
USCIS-Check the status of your pending petition
Nebraska Processing Times-Processing times of petitions filed with the Nebraska Service Center
Texas Processing TimeProcessing times for petitions filed with the Texas Service Center
Vermont Processing TimeProcessing times for petitions filed with the Vermont Service Center
California Processing Time-Processing times for petitions filed with the California Service Center
Home page for CIS Processing Time
Department of Labor Processing times for Labor Certification petitions
Contains waiting period for various family-based and employment-based petitions.
National Benefits Center Processing times of national benefits
This site gives you the NAICS codes that are needed for the I-129 W form.
Department of LaborHome Web Page
United States Department of Labor for PERM Labor Certification Applications
Illinois Department of Public Health:
Website for the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and information for physician J-1 Visa Waivers and National Interest Waivers.
U.S Department of Health and Human Services
US Department of Health & Human Services – Describes requirements for designation as a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) and guidelines regarding Medically Underserved Areas (MUAs) and Medically Underserved Populations. (MUP) for the various Physician J-1 Visa Waiver and National Interest Waiver Programs
Social Security AdministrationInformation about social security cards
Department of Homeland Security
Bureau of Consular Affairs:
This is the web site for the Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Department of State
United States Department of State
FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES (FMG/IMG) and J-1 VISA WAIVERS FOR PHYSICIANS
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)-Website for foreign medical graduates for sitting for the various US visa qualifying examinations and requirements. Describes the exams necessary for physicians to qualify for H-1B visa status also.
Conrad-30 Waiver Program Contacts-Information about the J-1 Visa Waiver Program
Illinois Department of Public Health-Descibes Illinois Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program for Physicians; Provides support letters for physician national interest waiver applications.
J-1 Visa Waiver Application
J-1 Visa Waiver Application and Case Status Inquiry
Appalachian Regional Commission – J-1 Visa Waiver Program for Physicians
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) – J-1 Visa waiver program for physicians and Doctors
Delta Regional Authority – J-1 Visa Waiver Program for Physicians
The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) – J-1 Visa Waiver Program for Physicians and Doctors
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Physician J-1 Visa Waiver Program
US Department of Health & Human Services – Physician J-1 Visa Waiver Programs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs- Physician J-1 visa waiver programs
US Department of Veteran’s Affairs – Physician J-1 visa waiver programs Description, Qualifications and Application Procedures
Physician/Healthcare Worker Recruitment
Health professional recruitment/retention resources for rural areas and J-1 visa physicians and other health care professionals. Also contains publications and helpful articles on J-1 visa waivers for physicians
J-1 Waiver Contacts and Help-List of the state J-1 Visa Waiver contacts
Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver for Physicians – This provides the various state contacts and coordinators for the Conrad 30 J-1 Visa Waiver Program for Physicians. Also provides support for physician national interest waiver petitions.
Medically Underserved Areas:
Website to find out which areas are designated as medically underserved areas: HPSA, MUP or MUA.
Information on Health Professionals Shortage Areas (HPSA)
Website to find out statistical information for areas designated as medically underserved, HPSA, MUA and MUP for J-1 and National Interest Waiver Physicians
To Locate Census Tract Numbers
Determines the Census Tract Numbers for use in determining HPSA, MUA, MUP status and HPSA score of particular locations for physician J-1 visa waivers and national interest waiver applications
Department of Labor:
This site gives you information on PERM Labor Certification Petitions.
Department of Labor:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Labor Certifications, A/K/A, PERM.
Department of Labor:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about H-1B Petitions.
IMMIGRATION COURTS & RELATED INFORMATION
Chicago Immigration Court: Chicago immigration court website.
BIA Practice Manual: Web site of the Board of Immigration Appeals.
OTHER USEFUL IMMIGRATION LINKS
A website with an abundance of information on immigration matters.
This is the home page for American Immigration Lawyers Association. It gives a great wealth of information on aspects of immigration law.
Immigration Law Information:
Website with Immigration Law Updates.
Foreign Embassies in the United States