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Department of State - Background Notes: Facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy and foreign relations of countries around the world.

Consular Affairs: Information on travel to and outside of the U.S., visas, citizen support abroad, and passports.

Passports: Information for American citizens about how to obtain, replace or change a passport.

Social Security Information in Other Languages

Department of Homeland Security: The unifying core of the vast national network of organizations and institutions working to secure the U.S. from terrorist attacks.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: Information on visa and naturalization petitions, refugee and asylum applications, and all other adjudications performed by the INS.

Welcome to the United States : A guide for new permanent residents providing help to immigrants settling into everyday life in the United States, as well as basic civics information that introduces new immigrants to the U.S. system of government.

Resources for New U.S. Immigrants: From the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.  Provides information about various local resources and services to help new immigrants get oriented and begin a successful new life in the Charlotte community.

Federal Citizen Information Center: Some helpful links to federal resources in thirty different languages.

Hong Kong Trade Development Council: Information about import requirements for China, the U.S., the EU, Canada, Japan and Australia.  Contains links to the Customs Department sites for the various countries. 

World View: An international program for educators.

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