American citizenship provides many privileges and protections: the right to vote, security against deportation, ability to bring more family to the U.S., increased job opportunities and more. Register to get trusted information about eligibility requirements for citizenship and help completing your citizenship application at the Santa Cruz Public Library, Downtown Branch.
At this workshop, immigration staff from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) will provide information on citizenship eligibility requirements, explain exemptions from these requirements, and can even complete and submit your naturalization application (N-400) and file fee waivers on your behalf - all for free! If you file your application on the day, IRC's staff will follow-up with the status of your case and serve as your representative with USCIS during and throughout the entire naturalization process. Registration is required for this workshop and early registration is encouraged due to limited space.
How to Register:
Register online, by phone at (408) 277-0255 or send a registration request via email to email@example.com with your full name, phone number.
Before the Event:
Prior to the workshop, you must complete and bring with you this worksheet with information required for your application.
What do I need to bring with me?
- Your permanent resident card (green card)
- Court dispositions relating to any arrest, police, court or immigration contact
- Payment to “US Department of Homeland Security" or if you receive public benefits (food stamps, Medi-Cal, SSI), bring proof of that for a possible USCIS fee waiver or reduced fee
- A completed worksheet with information about your family and addresses & employers from the last 5 years
Who is the IRC?
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an international non-profit organization founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein. IRC is at work in more than 40 countries and 26 U.S. cities and in 2015, our programs served 23 million people. We are recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to provide citizenship and immigration legal advice and assistance. Our comprehensive immigration services are provided by qualified and accredited IRC staff.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (408) 277-0255 extension 17, 18 or 21.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. To update, please email us at email@example.com or call us at (408) 277-0255 extension 17, 18 or 21.
Community Outreach Specialist