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Become a Citizen

September 4, 2019

Join one of our workshops to receive free legal assistance to help you apply for naturalization

Citizenship Day Clinics – September 13 - 14, 2019

Many of our New Americans Campaign partners will be hosting Citizenship Clinics with the D.C. Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Download the flyer for details about the 10 Citizenship Day clinic sites in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The flyer is available in Chinese, Creole, Korean, and Spanish.

What are the benefits of becoming a citizen?

  • You can VOTE and run for elected office.  
  • You won’t ever have to worry about being deported or losing your visa or Legal Permanent Resident status.  
  • You could bring your family living abroad to live in the United States more quickly. 
  • You will be eligible for a U.S. passport, making travel easy. 
  • You can apply for government jobs that require U.S. citizenship.

You qualify if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Lived in the U.S. as a green card holder for more than 5 years (3 years if married to U.S. citizen)
  • Have been physically present in the U.S. for more than 2.5 years (18 months if married to U.S. citizen)
  • Can show you have good moral character
  • Can speak, read and write basic English
  • Can pass a test on the U.S. government and American history

Washington, D.C. Area New Americans Campaign Partners

Click on the links for upcoming workshops.

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

CARECEN

CASA

Catholic Charities

International Rescue Committee

National Korean American Service & Education Consortium