International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Useful Web Sites

"How do I...?" Guides ELL Resources Refugee Health Assessments
Public Welfare Matching Grant Employment Program Useful Web Sites
Asylee County Referral Resources
Social Security Administration
To see what documents are acceptable in order to obtain a Social Security Card

The United States Social Security Administration Website
  • Type "program policy" in search field
  • Program Policy Documents
    • Scroll down to #5 "The Program Operations Manual System (POMS)"
  • POMS
  • Table of Contents
  • RM - Records Maintenance
  • RM 002 - The Social Security Number, Policy and General Procedures
  • RM 00203.460 Evidence of a SSN Card for a Refugee, Asylee, Parolee
    • Scroll down. See D. Procedure - evidence the applicant has been granted asylum
    • Scroll down. See 1. Evidence of immigration status submitted by asylee
    • Note that only one document is required
California Department of Motor Vehicles
To see what documents are acceptable in order to obtain a California ID or Driver License

California Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Driver License (tab at top)
  • Identification Cards
  • Birth date verification and legal presence
    • Note that only one document is required
I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
To see what documents are acceptable in order to begin a new job

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Immigration Forms (tab at top)
    • Scroll down
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
    • Download I-9 & instructions (at bottom)
    • Can also download Handbook for Employers (in Related Links on right)
Legal Assistance
To obtain legal help with immigration matters

Accredited Representatives

Organizations and individuals that are entitled to represent people in matters before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Immigration Courts, and/or the Board of Immigration Appeals

The United States Department of Justice

  • DOJ Agencies
  • Executive Office for Immigration Review
  • Statistics and Publications
  • Recognition and Accreditation Roster

Attorneys

The State Bar of California

  • Lawyer Referral Services
Selective Service
To register with the Selective Service System

Selective Service System
Taxes
To find free help with tax form preparation from volunteers

Internal Revenue Service
  • Individuals (tab at top)
    • See Individuals Topics at left
  • More Topics
    • Scroll down
  • VITA and ICE
    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

To find low cost help with tax form preparation

Internal Revenue Service

  • Individuals (tab at top)
    • See IRS Resources (at left)
  • Taxpayer Advocate Services
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinics
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
To find forms and get information

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

To schedule appointments

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services - InfoPass
Higher Education
"What You Need to Know About Student Financial Aid for College"

About.com Money > Financial Planning

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA on the Web - Federal Student Aid
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, and Intersex (LGBTI) Refugee Services
Organization for Refuge, Asylum, and Migration (ORAM)

Jewish Family & Children's Services of the East Bay