- Several links and resources exist within the GoffWilson Immigration bLAWg: www.theimmigrationblawg.com
- Current: I-9 Form
- USCIS: Civil Surgeons Locator
- USCIS (formerly INS) Website: find local offices, forms, information on– processing times, greencards, electronic filing, U.S. Immigration services/benefits, resources for new immigrants, citizenship, naturalization process/new pilot & customer service: USCIS
- J-1 Waiver: J-1 Waiver Applications
- Frequently Asked Questions: J-1 Waiver FAQs
- Find out which applications and petitions require photos, and the number of photos required: USCIS Photo Specification Sheet
- Most applicants for adjustment of status are required to have a medical examination conducted by a civil surgeon who has been designated by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services: Civil Surgeon Locator
- ICE: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
- CBP: U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- DOJ: U.S. Department of Justice
- Homeland Security: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- DOL: U.S. Department of Labor
- Check case status online: Labor Certification Processing Times
- U.S. Department of State- find the Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) & Foreign Affairs Handbook (FAH), Standardized Regulations, Code of Federal Regulations: US Department of State
- Find the most recent Visa wait times for interview appointments, DV Lottery, national Visa center, Visa policy/procedure, U.S. Passport applications, new passport requirements for U.S. citizens, J-I exchange program/waivers: Bureau of Consular Affairs
- VISA BULLETIN - Find the most recent version: Visa Bulletin
- Taxes: IRS Tax Transcripts
- $: Currency Converter
- U.S. Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions: Regions
- SS: Social Security Information for Immigration Matters
- FR: The Federal Register
Foreign Healthcare Workers
- National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) ¡V you can find the Boards of Pharmacy List on this site: NABP
- Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy: FCCPT
- National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy: NBCOT
- National Council of State Boards of Nursing ¡V find information on the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN examinations: NCSBN
- Pearson VUE – information on how the NCLEX is administered by Pearson VUE (a global network of more than 230 company-owned and -operated test centers designed solely for high stakes testing: Pearson Vue
- International Commission for Healthcare Professionals: ICHP
- VisaScreen: Certificate
Glossary of Terms
- Immigrant: One who gains Permanent Residency (Green Card).
- Non-immigrant: Temporary stay in the US by a foreigner.
- Visa: Issued at US Consulates worldwide to allow legal entry to the US.
- Green Card: Permanent Residency in the US.
- Lottery: Annual drawing to qualify for a Green Card without a job offer.
- Adjustment of status: Ability to apply for Permanent Residency without leaving the US.
- Advance Parole: Permission to leave the US while Adjustment of Status application pending.
- Citizen: Person born or naturalized in the US.
- Consular Processing: The process of obtaining a visa at a US Consulate.
- Two Year Residency Requirement: Restriction 212(e) on a visa stating that the foreigner has to leave the US when his/her visa expires and stay in his/her home country for a minimum of two (2) years.
- Re-entry permit: Application made to BCIS to allow a foreigner to re-enter the US after being outside the US for more than six (6) months.
- Work Authorization: Permission to work in the US while Adjustment of Status application is pending.
- Receipt Number: Issued by the BCIS stating that the visa application was received.
- Alien Number: Issued by the BCIS upon receiving Permanent Residency (Green Card).
- Conditional Residence: Granted to those individuals who have applied for and been granted Adjustment of Status to Legal Permanent Resident, but who have not been married to a US Citizen for two (2) years or more.