News and updates

New GED course in Spanish

January 14, 2021

USAHello is proud to offer its GED course now completely in Spanish including instructional videos! Last year over 29,000 students enrolled in our free, online GED courses. This year, students of any age can prepare for the GED with lessons, videos, diagrams, and quizzes all in Spanish!

USAHello statement and resources on Capitol riots

January 8, 2021

We at USAHello join millions across the country in condemning violence and standing for a peaceful transfer of power. We believe in the potential of our nation to be a beacon of light, and we hope for a brighter future for us all.

Stimulus Relief for Mixed Status Families

December 29, 2020

In December 2020, Congress passed the second coronavirus relief package that includes a payment to some people in the USA. This payment is $600 per individual or $1,200 per couple and $600 for each child. Unlike the last coronavirus relief package, families who have an undocumented family member will qualify to receive the help.

DACA is restored

December 4, 2020

A federal judge restored the DACA program after efforts from the government to close the program down. This ruling goes into effect immediately and means that around 300,000 people who came to the US as children without documentation are now eligible to apply for the first time. It also restores the DACA work permit to two years instead of one and opens up the option for DACA recipients to apply for advance parole to travel. Learn more about the new changes and how to apply or renew your DACA on our website.

New citizenship test released December 2020

November 13, 2020

USCIS has updated the civics test. If you apply for naturalization on or after December 1, 2020, you will need to take the new version of the civics test. USAHello has translations of the new test questions in Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

Diversity Immigrant Visa update

November 10, 2020

The application period for the 2022 Diversity Visa program closed on November 10, 2020. If you applied for the DV-2022 program, you will be able to check your status starting May 8, 2021. If you applied for the DV-2021 program, check your status now at dvprogram.state.gov.