Note: INS enforcement and service functions and responsibilities transitioned into the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) are now called the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

USCIS Website url:

The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) reminds the public that only Websites ending with the “.gov” suffix are official government Websites.

Many other non-governmental Websites (e.g., using the suffixes “.com,” “.org” or “.net”) provide legitimate and useful immigration-related information and services. Regardless of the content of other Websites, BCIS does not endorse, recommend or sponsor any information or material posted at any other Website besides this one.

Furthermore, a few other Websites may try to mislead customers and members of the public into thinking they are official BCIS Websites. These Websites may attempt to charge you for services (such as for BCIS forms and information on immigration procedures) that are otherwise free on the BCIS or another government Website or for services that you do not receive.

They also do not have access to official online immigration job application information or to official immigration job listings on USAJOBS.GOV, so be wary of sending any personal or biographical information that might be used for identity fraud/theft to these websites.