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E-mail This Page ( is the official web portal for the U.S. government. It is a public domain website, which means you may link to at no cost. In fact, over 107,000 websites already have direct links to, providing their customers direct access, from one easy location, for all official U.S. government transactions, services and information.

We encourage you to use our logo, which is provided below .The FirstGov logo is the official registered trademark for the U.S. government's web portal. The FirstGov logo may be used only to link to the website. Placement of the FirstGov logo is to be used only as a marker to the home page and not as a form of endorsement or approval from, the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, or the U.S. General Services Administration. We ask that when you link to you do it in an appropriate context as a service to your customers when they need to find official U.S. government information and services. We also ask that you keep the tag line ", the U.S. government's official web portal."

We also encourage you to link to FirstGov en Español, the official Spanish language web portal of the U.S. government. We offer the FirstGov en Español logo in various sizes and formats.

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Short Version: is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.

Long version: is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services. It is the catalyst for a growing electronic government, helping citizens navigate through the bureaucracy of government red tape. At you can apply for benefits online, contact a government agency, or use the Internet's most comprehensive search of government websites–all from one easy location.

To place the source and graphic into your web page:

Select one of the images below to use on your website and save it to your images directory. Generally you can save the image by right-clicking on it and selecting your browser's 'Save Image as'' or 'Save Picture as' command.

To make it easier to incorporate any of our graphics into your HTML source code, simply copy the code to the right of the graphic you want and paste it into your web page. If you wish, you may copy the graphic to your website and alter the IMG SRC address to use it from your web server. In the examples below, the image was saved in the '/images/' directory.



FirstGov logo

 Official Logo Color



FirstGov logo

Official Logo Color Small



FirstGov logo

 Official Logo Black & White



FirstGov logo

 Official Logo Color without .gov



FirstGov logo

 Official Animated Logo



FirstGov logo

 Official Logo Color with U.S. Flag

If you have any questions about linking to, the use of the FirstGov logo, or desire more information or promotional materials on FirstGov, please use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of this page.


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