Finding Legal Sources
8 USC (Chapter 12 is
the current codification)
(you can find other USC titles here also)
- GPO publication updated within last few days.
CFR (published editions)
To find any
updates to specific CFR section since publication
THOMAS For acts of Congress and pending legislation
The Federal Register
& CFR, Historic and Current (GPO Database, searchable)
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITIES
systems around the world
USCIS home page
Handbook and Policy Manuals
Links to U.S. Consuls
Links for Foreign
Embassies in Washington DC
Department of State
Requirements for US citizens into other countries
Schedule: A fee is charged for visas by the U.S. State Department which varies
depending on country and type of visa. The cost of the visa, its duration, and
whether it is issued for single or multiple entry is governed by a "reciprocity
A quick list of countries whose nationals qualify for E1 or E2
visas (treaty investor/trader) - NOTE: This list may not be current.
To verify that eligibility for E1/E2 status, check the reciprocity
schedule link. If a fee - or "no fee" is indicated under
E1 and/or E2, nationals of that country are eligible. If "no
treaty" is indicated, then nationals are not eligible. The
reciprocity schedule is updated regularly.
Department Directories, Key Officers, Offices, etc.
BIA Precedent Decisions
includes Cross walk from DOT
- 4 levels for Labor certs & H-1bs
ETA-Region VIII Economic Data Center.
The EDC is home to occupational compensation data from both the OES-ALC wage
database and the Service Contract Act wage database. Here you will also find
technical support for ALCATS, as well as electronic forms and copies of regulations used
by Alien Labor Certification staff across the country.
Survey - Department of Labor
Java version - multiple levels
Convert an SIC code
to NAICS code
Each H-1b application must indicate an NAICS code for the petitioner
This table converts 1987 SIC codes to 1997 NAICS codes.
SCA Wage Information
Offices of Administrative Law Judges Law
Library Immigration Collection
Includes searchable DOT, BALCA cases and Benchbook
Guidelines for affidavit of support (includes 125% calculation)
Marriage, Birth, Divorce Records
This is a summary - please verify addresses, costs etc.
Find out what in which County a city is located.
Find an area code, or look up a city from an area code.
General Legal Research:
If there is a link you would like to see here,
or you find a broken link........