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Free Citizenship Workshop
Fri, May 12, 2017, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM PDT
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. At this workshop, you will get help from a Department of Justice recognized organization to apply for citizenship, submit fee waivers, and prepare for the naturalization interview.
All legal services at this workshop are free! Complimentary food and drinks will be provided for all attendees. Need transportation? We can give you a $10 clipper card or 1-day AC Transit pass!
On the day of the workshop, we will:
- Prepare your citizenship/naturalization application (N-400)
- Complete your Fee Waiver or Reduced Fee request (I-912 or I-942), if applicable
- Provide guidance on the naturalization process
- Help you to prepare for the naturalization test, including civics questions and English vocabulary materials and preparation
- Afterwards, your case will be reviewed, filed and expertly managed by a Department of Justice accredited representative who will serve as your legal representative with USCIS, alert you to updates in your case, and provide you trusted advice throughout the entire process
Registration is required.
How to Register:
Register online on Eventbrite or call (408) 658-9206, or send a registration request via email to Kayla.Ladd@Rescue.org with your full name, email, and phone number.
What do I need to bring with me?
- Your Legal Permanent Resident Card ("Green Card")
- Your Social Security Card (or a copy)
- Your Driver's license or State-issued ID
- List of all trips you took outside of the U.S. since you became a permanent resident
- List of all your addresses for the last 5 years (with dates of move in and out)
- List of all your employers or schools for the last 5 years (with addresses and dates of starting and ending)
- List of all your children (including adopted, missing, deceased, and step children) with current addresses, Alien numbers (if applicable), dates of birth, and countries of birth
- List of all your marriages and your current spouse's prior marriages (if applicable), including names of spouses, dates of marriage, and dates of termination of marriage
- Information about your parents, if they are U.S. citizens
- If you've ever been arrested, been to court, had a conviction, had immigration problems, or traffic violations, bring a list of incidents and obtain your Certified Court Dispositions (or DMV records for traffic offenses)
- Payment to USCIS: check, cashier's check, or money order for $725 payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security." Credit card payment is also accepted. If you receive public assistance such as SSI, Medi-Cal, Cal-Fresh (SNAP/ "Food stamps"), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), CalWORKs, Healthy Families (SCHIP) or your household earns at or less than 200% of HHS Poverty Guidelines, you qualify to request a full fee waiver or reduced fee.
- For fee waiver or reduced fee requests, bring a "Verification of Benefits" or "Notice of Action" letter from your county's Department of Human Services or proof of low income (recent tax returns and pay stubs for all working members of the household).
Who is organizing this event?
This workshop is organized by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) as part of an initiative to make immigration legal services accessible to the community. The IRC is a non-profit organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and its accredited staff are authorized to provide immigration and citizenship legal services. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, today the IRC is at work in over 40 countries worldwide and 26 U.S. cities.
Visit IRC's website to learn more and locate other office locations across the U.S.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email Kayla.Ladd@Rescue.org or call (408) 277-0255 ext 21 with any questions.
Immigration Outreach Specialist
DOJ Accredited Representative