Lowell Public School System


United States Citizen and Immigration Services

www.uscis.gov
USCIS National Customer Service Center:
1-800-375-5283
1-800-767-1833 (TTY)
 
 
US Customs and Immigration Services Office
2 Mill Street
Lawrence, MA  01840
To visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS website, www.uscis.gov .  To find out more about the Lawrence office, click on: “Find SCIS Office”; then click on “Office Locator” and then  ”Local Offices” and enter your zip code.
Included among the immigration benefits the USCIS oversees are:
  • citizenship
  • lawful permanent residency
  • family- and employment-related immigration
  • employment authorization
  • inter-country adoptions
  • asylum and refugee status
  • replacement immigration documents and
  • foreign student authorization
In addition they answer questions and find solutions to problems brought to their attention by the public, special interest groups, other government agencies, and the U.S. Congress regarding immigration concerns.
On the USCIS website you can find immigration forms, laws and regulations, where to send your applications, and education and resources for immigrants.
  • You can learn about visiting the U.S. temporarily as a visitor (tourist, student, or worker) or permanently.
  •  You can check the status of your case on line, change your address on-line, schedule an appointment, file an application on line and learn the latest immigration news from USCIS.
  • See attachment, “Tips on Immigration”.

The International Institute of Lowell

144 Merrimack St., Suite 302
Lowell, MA 01852
978-459-9031
www.iilowell.org
The Institute offers low-cost services about immigration issues, including:
  • assistance with citizenship applications,
  • consultation with the lawyer on any citizenship question.

Services include:

  • Assistance in filling out all immigration forms, and asylum assistance.
  • The Institute offers legal representation and referrals to low-income victims of torture, sexual assault or domestic violence who have complicated immigration cases.
  • They can take photos, notarize documents, and assist with translation of official documents.
  • They also refer to other agencies as needed, and have an Outreach Worker who provides education and referrals on domestic violence, particularly for Portuguese speakers.
All legal services are completely confidential.
 
Citizenship classes are offered Tuesdays, 5pm – 7 pm (Call first.)
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Office of the Congresswoman

Niki Tsongas

Kearney Square 3rd floor
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 459-0101
www.house.gov

If you have filed an application or petition and have not heard anything for a long time, or there is a problem, the Congressman’s office can “make a congressional inquiry” to find out what is happening. They can also speed up certain applications in case of emergency, help people in other countries apply for visas to visit the United States, and assist with passports.

See attachment, “The Office of Congresswoman Tsongas“.

The Office of the United States Senator for Massachusetts

Senator Scott Brown

317 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
202-224-4543
Government Center
JFK Federal Building
Suite 2400
Boston, MA 02203
617-565-3170
www.scottbrown.senate.gov

The office of the United States Senator for Massachusetts helps residents with their communcations with federal government agencies, such as immigration, social security, medicaid, Internal Revenue Services (IRS), and more. The agency helps residents get an adequate response from the federal government in a timely manner. The agency also sends letters of greetings to Massachusetts residents for accomplishements, recent awards, and special occasions, such as birthdays, etc…

Other Services:
  • Provides flags that have flown over the Capital in Washington for a small fee.
  • Sends tickets for tours of federal buildings and historical sites in Washington, D.C.
  • Provides internships in Washington, D.C.
  • Nominates qualified students to the Air Force, Army, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies.

Senator John Kerry

One Bowdoin Square
10th Floor
Boston, MA 02114
617-565-8519
www.kerry.senate.gov
The Office of the United States Senator for Massachusetts helps residents with their communcations with federal government agencies, such as immigration, social security, medicaid, Internal Revenue Services (IRS), and more. The agency helps residents get an adequate response from the federal government in a timely manner. The agency also provides information about financial aid.
Other Services:
  • Provides flags that have flown over the Capital in Washington for a small fee.
  • Sends tickets for tours of federal buildings and historical sites in Washington, D.C.
  • Provides internships in Washington, D.C.
  • Nominates qualified students to the Air Force, Army, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies.
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