What is the United States Immigration Service (USCIS)?

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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is the entity in charge of assuming legal immigration processes in the United States. 

To begin with, USCIS is responsible for receiving and processing the thousands of immigration applications submitted each year, in addition to verifying compliance with the requirements of each application. In addition, it is also in charge of determining if the applicant is eligible and giving a response at the corresponding times. 

Functions of USCIS 

As you can see, there are many functions of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). Among them, you will find the processing of requests for: 

  • Permanent residence (either by family or work petition). 
  • US Citizenship or Naturalization 
  • Temporary work visas or work permits. 
  • Special migrant protection programs, such as VAWA, TPS, DACA, or U Visa. 

In addition, it also manages and processes cases for humanitarian reasons such as asylum, travel permit applications known as Advance Parole, and even international adoption processes. 

Who must go to USCIS? 

In the first place, all immigrants who wish to enter the country or who are already inside and want to regularize their immigration status must complete their procedures with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). 

On the other hand, US citizens who wish to make a family petition must also complete the process and submit their request to this federal agency which is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

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