Common Immigration Terms

  • i-94 – Arrival-Departure Record Card
  • i-130 – Petition for Alien Relative
  • i-485 – Application to Register Permanent Residence
  • i-589 – Application for Asylumand for Withholding of Removal
  • I-864 – Affidavit of Support
  • N-400 – Application for naturalization
  • G-28 – Form issued by USCIS indicating that an applicant has selected a legal representative to handle applications, petitions, and appeals related to immigration.
  • Visa – A visa is an entry document that allows you to seek entry to the United States. A visa is a physical document that is affixed to your passport.
  • Status – Your status determines how long you are allowed to stay in the United States and what activities you are permitted to do while you are in the United States.