Immigration Law Center (NILC) Guide

Revised September 27, 2023


National Immigration Law Center (NILC) Guide

The National Immigration Law Center (NILC) publishes the "Guide to Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Programs, Fourth Edition". This appendix gives you access to sections of the NILC Guide, which contain descriptions and pictures of key citizenship and immigration documents, and information on how to decipher the coding on these documents.

  • While this information was current as of the 2002 NILC Guide publication date, it is not a complete list of immigrant statuses and documents.
  • Other types of immigrant eligibility questions should be submitted to the Policy Clarification Database through your Regional Financial Coordinator.