Helpful Links

We have many resources to support your goals and are happy to assist you. Please feel free to contact us at, by phone at 1.847.324.5588 or in-person at our facility at 5440 Fargo Ave, Skokie, IL 60077.

The following links will help you to navigate the procedures, paperwork and details required to study at ORT Technical Institute in the United States.


Immigration and Visa Information

USCIS home

US Citizenship and Immigration Services main website

USCIS Immigration Forms

This website offers information and .pdf downloads for all of USCIS’s immigration forms.

United States Visas

On this website you will find additional information related to US visa policies and procedures.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.)

This website will give you information you need about being an international student. The travel information and the frequently asked questions (FAQ) sections are particularly helpful.

US Embassy

Find the US Embassy or Consulate in your home country and learn about their visa policies and procedures.

Visa Wait Times

This site will give you estimated waiting times for student visa appointments at embassies and consulates worldwide.

US Department of State

This is the official website for the Department of State and deals with US issues, press, diplomacy, and public affairs.

USA Student Visa

An online information center for international students.


News, information, and resources for international students who are preparing to study abroad.


You will use this website to pay the necessary SEVIS fees.


Questions and answers about Student Visas and US travel.


This is the official website for the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.


A website for a global network of more than 450 advisory centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.

Transcript and Diploma Evaluation Agencies

Educational Credential Evaluators offers assistance with translating and evaluating foreign credentials.

World Education Services offers help with translating and evaluating foreign credentials.

 Health Insurance for Students

International Student Healthcare Insurance

A website that offers medical insurance for students traveling outside their home country.

 Chicago Information

A view on Cities

Want more Information about Chicago? You can find maps, hotels, attractions, facts, pictures, posters, history and more about our world class city. Our friendly and supportive multilingual staff is available to assist you.