Use online tools to get information from green cards to immigration scams in covid times.
Amid covid-19 pandemic, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched an updated uscis.gov website with a Multilingual Resource Center offering information in several languages, including Hindi, Urdu, and Nepali.
This page offers information on a variety of topics such as citizenship, Green Cards, employee verification, biometrics, how to report fraud and avoid immigration scams, and humanitarian programs.
Besides the three South Asian languages, the new resource center provides information in 15 other foreign languages in addition to English and Spanish.
These are: Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Chinese, French, Haitian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Tagalog and Vietnamese.
The immigration agency encouraged visitors to use its online tools and resources, including Emma, Case Status Online, Check Case Processing Times, Change of Address, Explore My Options and the Fee Calculator for information and status updates.
It also recommended applicants and petitioners use online filing for eligible forms through their USCIS online account.
The new website features include a new user-centered design, which allows visitors to easily find immigration information and options on any device.
A link to the USCIS online account sign-in at the top of all pages on uscis.gov, allows visitors to easily access their existing account or create a new one.
An Explore My Options feature to the forms section of the uscis.gov website allows visitors to determine their potential eligibility for immigration options by answering a few questions. This will also include additional content in English and Spanish.
The new Citizenship Resource Center (CRC) makes it easier to find information about citizenship and an enhanced on-page search and filter-by features allows web visitors to easily find agency data, reports and policies.