Multilingual USCIS Resources
November 30th, 2022
President Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 13166, "Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency," into effect on August 11, 2000. In response, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released the Language Access Plan for improving its services for those with Limited English Proficiency.
Since 2000, USCIS has released versions of its online guides and resources in more than thirty different languages, including American Sign Language (ASL). These resources can be accessed through the Multilingual Resource Center, through which individuals can find pages such as this French-language guide for navigating USCIS' online tools and resources, this ASL video guide for the naturalization process, and this article in Tagalog about the Public Charge rule.
In addition to the Multilingual Resource Center, USCIS offers a Spanish-language version of its website. All USCIS Contact Centers, including online virtual assistant "Emma" and the 24/7 speech-enabled phone system (800-375-5283), also provide services in Spanish.
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