Do you have questions about immigration, asylum, US visas and green cards ? There are some questions we often get asked about immigration to the USA. Start here to find answers to your questions.
The diversity immigration visa is a limited lottery offered only to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the USA. Learn more about the visa lottery program.
Please read how to apply for asylum. This page is meant to help you understand more about asylum and to help you find help if you need to apply for asylum. This page is not intended as legal advice. Some people hire a lawyer to help them with their asylum case. You can look for free or low-cost legal and immigration help.
USAHello helps refugees and immigrants in the USA with free online courses and reliable information. We do not do any actual resettlement. We do not have any power or connection to the United Nations. We only provide online resources to help newcomers. If you are in danger and need help, you can contact the UNHCR in the country you are in.
If you’re in the United States legally and waiting for your asylum hearing, you are able to attend higher education courses. You are not eligible for federal aid (money from the government) until you officially receive asylee status. However, you may be eligible for some scholarships for refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants.
It takes many months for a green card to be processed. If you are applying for a green card through your work, you may be allowed to pay extra to have your application expedited. There is no way to expedite a family or any other type of immigration case. Learn more about the process.
Calling to ask about if our application can be processed faster will not help. There are very rare cases where USCIS will consider expediting your application. Examples of reasons are if you are seriously ill or if you have a humanitarian emergency.
Applying for a green card can be a long and complicated process.The most important thing you can do is fill out the application correctly and get all the documents ready. If you do not, your application will be sent back to you so you can fix it. This means your application might take days or months longer. It is a good idea to find a lawyer to help you.
There are several different ways you can apply to have your family members come to the United States to join you after you have been resettled. Learn more about how to bring your family to the USA.
You must have a travel document to travel outside the USA if you don’t have a green card. Learn about how to apply for a refugee travel document and your travel rights as a refugee.
The information on this page comes from USCIS and other trusted sources. It is intended for guidance and is updated as often as possible. USAHello does not give legal advice, nor are any of our materials intended to be taken as legal advice. If you are looking for a free or low-cost lawyer or legal help, we can help you find free and low-cost legal services.