The INA allows the United States to grant up to 675,000 permanent immigrant visas each year across various visa categories. On top of those 675,000 visas, the INA sets no limit on the annual admission of U.S. citizens’ spouses, parents, and children under the age of 21.
Our team of immigration specialists can assist you. You can also read and/or print the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Policy Manual at this LINK.
Immigration-related regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations can be found HERE.
The general provisions of laws enacted by Congress are interpreted and implemented by regulations issued by various Executive branch agencies. These regulations apply the law to daily situations.
After regulations are published in the Federal Register, they are collected and published in the Code of Federal Regulations, commonly referred to as the CFR.
The Citizenship Resource Center has a collection of helpful resources and free study materials for a variety of users including:
- Immigrants who are interested in becoming U.S. citizens. Lawful permanent residents (LPRs) will find information about the naturalization process, eligibility requirements, and study materials to prepare for the naturalization interview and test.
- Educators who play a critical role in preparing learners. Educators including teachers, volunteers, and program administrators will find several resources for the classroom. Educators can also search for free USCIS training seminars designed to enhance the skills needed to teach U.S. history, civics, and the naturalization process to immigrant students.
- Organizations that are interested in supporting immigrants in becoming citizens and assisting them to integrate into American civic society. Whether an organization is just beginning to help immigrants on their journey towards citizenship or is an experienced service provider, they will find resources to help enhance their overall efforts and programs.
The Citizenship Resource Center is managed by the Office of Citizenship. Learn more about the Office of Citizenship and its mission.
Having a Green Card (officially known as a Permanent Resident Card (PDF, 6.77 MB) allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. The steps you must take to apply for a Green Card will vary depending on your individual situation. USCIS information on applying for a Green Card can be found HERE.
Use the tool at THIS LINK to track the status of an immigration application, petition, or request.
The page at THIS LINK offers information in several languages on a variety of naturalization-related topics such as citizenship, Green Cards, employee verification, biometrics, how to report fraud and avoid immigration scams, and humanitarian programs. These resources are also available in American Sign Language, braille, and large print.