U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services launched yesterday a redesigned website, which is designed with input from applicants, petitioners, and the public.
“In addition to a new look and feel, we have improved the website to help web visitors better navigate our existing online tools and resources, as well as to file and manage applications and petitions online,” said a USCIS press release.
It is also making information about its processes easier to find by streamlining navigation based on user feedback, data and best practices. The updates will be uniform across all USCIS websites, including uscis.gov, myUSCIS and Case Status Online.
The new website features include:
• A new user-centered design, which allows web visitors to easily find immigration information and options on any device;
• A link to the USCIS online account sign-in at the top of all pages on uscis.gov, which allows web visitors to easily access their existing account or create a new one. This also creates a streamlined experience between the USCIS online account and the uscis.gov website;
• Increased access to and availability of Spanish and multilingual resources through enhancements made to the Spanish website (gov/es) and the Multilingual Resource Center;
• The addition of the Explore My Options feature to the forms section of the uscis.gov website. This tool allows web visitors to determine their potential eligibility for immigration options by answering a few questions. The Explore My Options tool will also include additional content in English, and, for the first time, it will be available in Spanish;
• A new design, location, and complete revision of the Citizenship Resource Center (CRC). The new CRC makes it easier to find information about citizenship. For the first time, much of the content in the CRC will now be available in Spanish; and
• An enhanced on-page search and filter-by features, which allow web visitors to easily find agency data, reports and policies.
With the new web design, visitors to uscis.gov will reportedly ne able to quickly complete tasks more quickly, find forms that they may need to file their applications, and find information for all of their questions.
“We continue encouraging visitors to use our online tools and resources, including Emma, Case Status Online, Check Case Processing Times, Change of Address, Explore My Options and the Fee Calculator for information and status updates. We also highly recommend applicants and petitioners use online filing for eligible forms through their USCIS online account,” the USCIS statement added. (PR)