Helpful Websites

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
http://www.dhs.gov/

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
http://www.uscis.gov/

To view USCIS Forms and Fees.

Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)

To Schedule an Infopass Appointment http://infopass.uscis.gov/

To Schedule a U.S. Visa interview in Canada
http://canada.usembassy.gov/visas/visas/scheduling-an-appointment.html

To Schedule a U.S. Visa interview in Mexico
https://ais.usvisa-info.com/en-mx/niv

To find and schedule an appointment with a civil surgeon
https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=offices.type&OfficeLocator.office_type=CIV

U.S. Department of State
http://www.travel.state.gov/

Overview of State Department’s J-1 Visa Program http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1267.html

National Visa Center
http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1309.html

Visa Waiver Program
http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/without/without_1990.html

U.S. Embassy and Consulate Information
http://www.usembassy.gov/

Diversity Visa Program
http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1318.html

To find out processing times for visa issuance at an U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad:
http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html

Visa Bulletin
http://travel.state.gov/visa/bulletin/bulletin_1360.html

Visa Fees and Reciprocity Tables
http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1263.html

http://travel.state.gov/visa/fees/fees_3272.html

Fees for Consular Services
http://travel.state.gov/visa/vofees.html

To view travel warnings issued by the US State Department
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html

Educational Commission for Foreign Medical School Graduates http://www.ecfmg.org/

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
http://www.cgfns.org/

Obtaining NCLEX
https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
http://www.cbp.gov

Locate a Port-of-Entry
http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/toolbox/contacts/ports/

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
http://www.ice.gov/

U.S. Department of Justice
http://www.usdoj.gov

Foreign Affairs Manual
http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/regs/

U.S. Department of Labor
http://www.dol.gov

Labor Certification (“PERM”) Processing Times
http://icert.doleta.gov/#fragment-2

Dictionary of Occupational Titles
http://www.oalj.dol.gov/libdot.htm

Occupational Outlook Handbook
http://www.bls.gov

Prevailing Wage Information
http://icert.doleta.gov/#fragment-2
http://www.flcdatacenter.com/OesWizardStart.aspx

Employment and Training Administration
http://www.doleta.gov

Foreign Labor Certification Information
http://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov

Regional and Local Office Information
http://www.doleta.gov/regions

LCA Online
https://icert.doleta.gov/

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) System
http://www.bls.gov/soc/home.htm

Foreign Consulates in the United States
http://www.embassyworld.com/embassy/inside_usa.htm

Medical Examinations for Refugees
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dq/health.htm

Tax Information for Americans Abroad
http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/international/article/0,,id=97324,00.html

Obtain an Individual Tax Identification Number
http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96287,00.html

Obtain a Social Security Number
http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber/

Links for the Employer

Employment Standards Administration
http://www.dol.gov

Immigration Associations

American Immigration Lawyers Association
http://www.aila.org/

Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers
http://www.abil.com/

Federal Statutes, Regulations and Research

Title 8 of the U.S. Code, Aliens and Nationality
http://www.uscis.gov/laws/8-cfr/title-8-code-federal-regulations

Immigration Statistical Yearbooks
http://www.justice.gov/eoir/statspub/fy08syb.pdf