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Office of International Services

The Office of International Services at Brookhaven National Laboratory is charged with the responsibility of compliance with all U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Labor Laws and regulations relating to the Immigration Status of all Foreign Nationals. The International Services Group is an entity within the Human Resources & Occupational Medicine Division.

The Office of International Services is located in Building 400B

Staff Information:

I-94 Electronic filing form


The Office of International Services has received information on a new telephonic scam potentially victimizing foreign nationals in the United States. According to one report, the individual will receive a call purporting to be from a USCIS officer, who will have certain correct information on the individual, including the individual's name and address. The caller will state that there is some discrepancy in USCIS records, and ask for confirmation of data, such as an I-94 number, an "A" number, or a visa control number. The caller will then tell the individual that there is a penalty for not clearing up the discrepancy, and that the individual is to send a sum of money via Western Union, to an address the caller provides.

If you receive such a call, it is extremely important that you immediately contact the Office of International Services through its manager, Shirley Kendall at 631-344-3318. Do NOT give out any personal information and/or send any money. You may also report it to appropriate law enforcement authorities, which may include the FBI, and to the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, whose Consumer Sentinel database is accessed by criminal and civil law enforcement authorities worldwide.

Important Information - Have you heard about the Green Card Lottery? A green card may be obtained through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program of the U.S. Department of State. To learn more please click on our Permanent Residency link on the left-hand menu.

Interested in becoming a U.S. Citizen?

For information, click on these USCIS links:

Apply for U.S. Citizenship
Citizenship Resource Center
Preparing for the Naturalization Test


For Applicants: New Practice Tests for Naturalization Preparation

The Office of Citizenship recently introduced three new practice tests to help permanent residents prepare for the naturalization interview. The first activity helps you with some general commands you may hear from an Immigration Services Officer during the naturalization interview. You can download self-study flash cards and review a practice exercise before taking the practice test called "Understanding Commands for the Naturalization Interview." There are two other activities that focus on vocabulary words that you may hear in your interview or read on the Application for Naturalization, Form N-400. You can find all three activities on the Study Materials for the English Test section of the Citizenship Resource Center.

For Naturalization Applicants: Please bring

  • Your Green Card (I-551 Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Card)
  • All passports since you became a permanent resident
  • Your home addresses & employment history for past 5 years
  • A list of all your trips outside the United States since you became a resident
  • Your children’s full names, addresses, dates of birth, and A#s
  • Your marriage & divorce history
  • Selective Service registration information, if applicable, and
  • Disposition records of any arrests, if applicable.
  • Benefits letter, or proof of monthly income & expenses, for applicants seeking a waiver of the N-400 Application Fee & Biometrics Fee


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Last Modified: September 20, 2016
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