CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP (NorCal)

Citizenship Day 2017
San Jose City College
2100 Moorpark Ave., San Jose, CA 95128

08 April 2017

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*Please note that sessions are language specific before clicking on register button.

AVAILABLE SESSIONS:        

8:30AM (SPANISH)          

10:00AM (VIETNAMESE)          

11:00AM (ENGLISH)                                     

12:00PM (SPANISH)         

1:00PM (ENGLISH)                   

1:30PM (SPANISH)

2:00PM (VIETNAMESE)                   

 

At the event, you will receive FREE eligibility screening, application assistance and review of your application by Immigration Attorneys and BIA Accredited Representatives.

What you need to do:

  1. Bring your confirmation number!
  2. Be on time! If you arrive late, we may not be able to assist you.
  3. You must apply in person. No-one else can apply for you.
  4. Bring all your required documents with you. See the lists below for required documents:

Benefits and Requirements

BASIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP

To apply for citizenship, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older
  • have been a permanent resident for at least 4 years and 9 months (2 years and 9 months if married to a U.S. citizen)
  • have resided continuously in the United States since becoming a lawful permanent resident
  • be able to read, write and speak English Click here for exemption information
  • have knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government
  • have good moral character for at least 5 years prior to applying for citizenship
  • have resided in the district with jurisdiction over your place of residence for at least 3 months prior to the date prior to filing your application
  • have continuously resided and been physically present in the U.S. as a permanent resident for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application

*See if you may already be a U.S. citizen by acquisition or derivation through your parents Click Here


TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP

Required Documents:

  • Lawful Permanent Resident Card (green card)
  • Social Security Card and state issued I.D. or driver’s license
  • DMV H6 Report (optional for those without any traffic citations)
  • Court Records for all arrests, detentions, and convictions (even if sealed or expunged)
  • Addresses of where you have lived in the past 5 years
  • Employment history for the past 5 years (Name of employers, complete addresses, occupation/position, and dates from start to finish)
  • Information of Current Spouse (complete name, date of birth, date of marriage, date and place spouse became a U.S. citizen or A# / USCIS# if permanent resident)
  • If you were previously married, bring information of ALL ex-spouses (complete name, date of birth, date of marriage and date marriage ended)
  • If your Current Spouse was previously married, bring information of ALL their ex-spouses (complete name, date of birth, date of marriage and date marriage ended)
  • Information of all your children (complete names, dates of birth, complete addresses and A# if permanent residents)
  • If your parents are/were U/S. citizens (complete name, date of birth, country of birth and date they became a U.S. citizen) A# if any
  • Dates of all trips outside the U.S within the last 5 years (dates of departure and return to the U.S.)
  • For men, Selective Service Information (registration number and date registered)
  • If you do not qualify for the fee waiver the USCIS Fee for citizenship is $725 (if 75 years of age or older, only pay $640) Check or money order made payable to: Dept. of Homeland Security


TO APPLY FOR FEE WAIVERS

To apply for fee waivers, you must:

  • be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the Full Fee Waiver
  • be between 150% and 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the Reduced Fee Waiver
  • provide most recent Federal Income Tax Return (forms 1040 and W2s ) or Verification of Public Benefits from appropriate government agency (such as food stamps, cash aid, SSI etc…) or pay stubs for the most recent month