U.S. IMMIGRATION INFORMATION AND FORMS
Available Guides and Tools for Employers
Most Popular Training Tools and Sample Policies:
- Immigration 101 Training Slides for HR and Managers (most common visa types, overview of Green Cards, etc.)
- Sample Corporate Immigration Policy and Procedures
- The Effect of Travel on Immigration
- The Effects of Corporate Changes or M&A on Immigration
- Summaries of Each Type of Visa
- Summaries of the PERM/Labor Certification Process
- Flowchart: From H-1B to Green Card
- Sample I-9 and E-Verify Policy
- Cost Savings Tips Memo
- Benchmarking on Immigration Process Start Times, Payment Caps, etc.
- Trusted Travel Program Information
- Worldwide Immigration Requirements (by country)
To receive a hard or soft copy of any document noted here, please contact us.
For more information indexed by topic, please visit the Immigration Index.
Forms and Instructions
For immigration related forms and fees, please visit the USCIS website.
Frequently used forms and instructions include:
USCIS Photo Instructions
New applications should include photos of applicants in standard, full frontal face positions. Click here for more information on photograph specifications.
Visa Application Forms from the U.S. Department of State
For standard visa application forms, including the DS-156 and DS-157, please visit the DOS website. Please be sure to check with the specific consulate because each consulate has its own visa application procedure.
Click here for links to U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad.
Click here for information about Visas and Work Permits.
Processing Times at U.S. Government Agencies
Correcting Inaccurate Information in the DHS Databases
The Department of Homeland Security’s Travel Redress Inquiry Program (DHS TRIP) is a single point of contact for individuals who have inquiries or seek resolution regarding difficulties they experienced during their travel screening at transportation hubs—like airports and train stations—or crossing U.S. borders, including:
- denied or delayed airline boarding
- denied or delayed entry into and exit from the U.S. at a port of entry or border checkpoint
- continuously referred to additional (secondary) screening
Click here to download the relevant forms. For those clients who prefer not to make the inquiry on their own, Pearl Law Group can assist with these matters.
Upwardly Global: Resource for Immigrant Professionals and Employers
Upwardly Global is a nonprofit organization that brings highly qualified immigrants and highly progressive employers together. The jobseekers they help are already permanent residents of the U.S. and work-authorized.