Helpful Links


We have many resources to support your goals and are happy to assist you. Please feel free to contact us at info@zg-ort.edu, 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
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

US Citizenship and Immigration Services main website

USCIS Immigration Forms
http://www.uscis.gov/portal

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

United States Visas
http://www.unitedstatesvisas.us/

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

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.)
http://www.ice.gov/sevis/index.htm

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
http://www.usembassy.gov/

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

Visa Wait Times
http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/wait/wait_4638.html

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

US Department of State
http://www.state.gov/

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

USA Student Visa
http://www.usastudentvisa.org/

An online information center for international students.

International Student.com
http://www.internationalstudent.com/

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

SEVIS Fees
https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.jspM

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

Travel.State.Gov
http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html

Questions and answers about Student Visas and US travel.

Exchanges.State.Gov http://exchanges.state.gov/

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

EducationUSA
http://educationusa.state.gov/

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


https://www.ece.org/

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

http://www.wes.org/

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

Health Insurance for Students


International Student Healthcare Insurance
https://www.sevencorners.com/insurance/HWDK8YQ

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

Chicago Information


A view on Cities
http://www.aviewoncities.com/chicago.htm

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.