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Immigration Related Links

1. Statutory and Regulatory References/Sources

Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et. seq.)

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.f6da51a2342135be7e9d7a10e0dc91a0/?vgnextoid=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&CH=act

The various non-immigrant classifications are found in Sec. 101. [8 U.S.C. 1101] (a) (15) (A)-(V) [sub-section letter identical to visa class]

and the general non-immigrant admission requirements in Sec. 214. [8 U.S.C. 1184].

Employment based immigrant classes are found in Sec. 203. [8 U.S.C. 1153] (b).

Title 8, Code of Federal Regulations (8 CFR)

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.f6da51a2342135be7e9d7a10e0dc91a0/?vgnextoid=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&CH=8cfr

The detailed treatment of non-immigrant classifications and requirements is found in:

8 CFR Part 214 — Non-immigrant Classes, and

For employment based immigrants in:

8 CFR Part 204, Sec. 204.5, Petitions for employment-based immigrants.

Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations (22 CFR)

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.f6da51a2342135be7e9d7a10e0dc91a0/?vgnextoid=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&CH=22cfr

The detailed treatment of non-immigrant classifications and requirements is found in:

8 CFR Part 214 — Non-immigrant Classes, and

For employment based immigrants in:

8 CFR Part 204, Sec. 204.5, Petitions for employment-based immigrants.

Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM), Chapter 9, Visas

http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/

General items are treated in 9 FAM 40, non-immigrant classifications in 9 FAM 41, and immigrant visa classifications in 9 FAM 42. The

FAM is a very good resource. It is an official annotation and interpretation of 22 CFR and tracks its numbering, but is written in the style

of an instructional manual for consular officers.

2. Websites

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

 

Homepage; General Information:  http://www.uscis.gov

Forms and Fees:  http://www.uscis.gov/forms

Employer Information:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=13ad2f8b69583210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=13ad2f8b69583210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

Processing Times: http://dashboard.uscis.gov/

Agency Interpretations/Policies:  Adjudicator’s Field Manual:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.f6da51a2342135be7e9d7a10e0dc91a0/?vgnextoid=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=fa7e539dc4bed010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD&CH=afm

 

United States Department of State

Agency Interpretations/Policies: Foreign Affairs Manual:

http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/

U.S. Embassies and Consulates :

http://usembassy.state.gov/

U.S. Embassy in Germany: http://germany.usembassy.gov/

General Visa Information:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/visa_1750.html

Visa Forms:http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_1342.html

Processing Times: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html

J-1 Visa Information: http://j1visa.state.gov/

J-1 Visa Sponsor Search: http://j1visa.state.gov/participants/how-to-apply/sponsor-search/

 

United States Department of Labor

Prevailing Wage: Online Wage Library: http://www.flcdatacenter.com/

Prevailing Wage Determination Filing: http://icert.doleta.gov (choose tab)

Labor Certification:  http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/perm.cfm

H-1B:  http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/h-1b.cfm

Labor Condition Application Filing:  http://icert.doleta.gov (choose tab)

Processing Times: http://icert.doleta.gov (choose tab)

 

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Homepage:  http://www.aila.org

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