Citizenship Resources

Applying for Citizenship

1) Citizenship Applications

(English PDF | Spanish PDF)

2) CitizenshipWorks

A website and a free mobile app that provides tools to understand the eligibility requirements for naturalization and to prepare for the naturalization tests. The tools include an online interview to help individuals understand their eligibility, a tutorial that explains the process, a tutorial to help applicants prepare for the naturalization tests, and links to additional resources.

3) Immigo

A mobile app available for free on iTunes and the Google Plays tore that provides basic information about the naturalization process at your fingertips and includes a directory of immigration legal service providers.


Applying for Naturalization

1) Naturalization Applications

(English PDF | Spanish PDF)

2) Ten Steps to Naturalization: Understanding the Process of Becoming a U.S. Citizen

A guide from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services outlining the general steps in the process from start to finish. This overview also includes links to additional resources.

3) USCIS Naturalization Eligibility Determination Worksheet

Guides potential applicants through questions to ask themselves in order to determine if they meet the requirements for naturalization 


Recursos para la naturalización

1) Pagina web de U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


What Documents Do I Need?

1) Form N400

The application form is available for free from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Website.

2) Document Checklist

Detailed checklist for supporting documents that are required in addition to the N400 form. 


Find a Lawyer

1) New Americans Campaign: Finding Assistance

Find free or low-cost citizenship help near you.

2) CitizenshipWorks

Includes a directory of nonprofit immigration service providers.

3) Ciudadnizate – Accesso Latino

An online site with information, guidance, and tools for Latino immigrants—whatever their immigration status—inside U.S. and Mexican territory.

4) ImmigrationLawHelp

A searchable online directory of more than 1,000 free or low-cost nonprofit immigration legal service providers in all 50 states. Only nonprofits that are BIA recognized or have attorneys on staff are included in the directory.

5) Document Checklist

Detailed checklist for supporting documents that are required in addition to the N400 form.

6) ImmiLocal

ImmiLocal users can search for nonprofit immigration legal service providers and financial lenders closest to them by entering their state, ZIP code, or home address.e application form is available for free from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

ImmiLocal | UnidosUS


English and Citizenship Classes

1) Find a Class

To help you prepare for the naturalization interview, many community organizations and social service providers, including USCIS grant recipients, offer citizenship classes and assistance with the naturalization process. Search by zip code or address to find an English and/or citizenship class offered by USCIS grant recipients in your area.

2) America’s Literacy Directory

Includes organizations that provide English as a Second Language classes and citizenship preparation classes.

3) Am I Exempt?

Applicants who are age 50 or older and have had lawful permanent resident (LPR) status for many years may qualify for an automatic exemption from the English reading, writing, and speaking requirement. They may instead take the history and civics test in their native language, using an interpreter.


Eligibility Requirements

50/20

If the applicant is age 50 or older and has been an LPR for 20 years or more, he/she qualifies for an automatic exemption from the English requirement.

55/15

If the applicant is age 55 or older and has been an LPR for 15 years or more, he/she qualifies for an automatic exemption from the English requirement.

Special Consideration (65/20)

If the applicant is age 65 or older and has been an LPR for 20 years or more, he/she qualifies for an automatic exemption from the English requirement AND qualifies to take an easier history/civics test that is based on a shorter list of 20 study questions. The special consideration questions are marked with an asterisk on the list of 100 questions.


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