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Getting Started

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees immigration to the United States.  USCIS seeks to secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. The Getting Started tool provides you with a high-level overview of the immigration process, from the perspective of an entrepreneur seeking to start a business in the United States. 

Getting Started Overview