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Become a Citizen

September 1, 2018

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

Register here or call to join our next citizenship workshop for free legal assistance with your naturalization application. Workshops are held periodically in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. You can also call (202) 393-3572 to make an appointment.

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

Upcoming Workshops in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia Area:

Friday, December 7, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Hogar Immigrant Services

Catholic Charities, 8251 Shoppers Square, Manassas, VA  20111

Please register online, or call 571-208-1572 to make an appointment.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

APALRC office, 1627 K Street NW Suite 610, Washington, DC 20006

Appointment required. Call (202)-393-3572 to register.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center

Long Branch Public Library 8800 Garland Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901

Appointment required. Call (202)-393-3572 to register.