Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Citizenship

Services

In partnership with local community organizations, Advancing Justice-LA hosts free citizenship application workshops where our staff and volunteers help verify their eligibility for citizenship, complete and file their citizenship applications, and prepare their fee waiver requests if they cannot afford the filing fee. We offer similar services at our downtown Los Angeles office for those who cannot attend a workshop.  In addition, we distribute to applicants our free “Citizenship 101” instructional video and workbook covering the citizenship application, test, and interview.  Advancing Justice-LA is training other community organizations throughout California and across the country to provide citizenship application services. For more information about the revised Citizenship Aplication Form (N-400), click here.

Basic eligibility requirements for U.S. citizenship

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a lawful permanent resident (green card holder)
  • Continuously reside in the U.S. for at least 5 years since becoming a permanent resident
  • Be physically present in the U.S. for at least 2½ out of past 5 years
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be able to understand, speak, read and write English
  • Understand U.S. government and history concepts

FREE citizenship clinics in downtown Los Angeles (by appointment only)

Friday Citizenship Clinics at Advancing Justice-LA
When: 1st , 2nd , and 3rd  Fridays of each month - 12:30-5pm (except  11/11)
Where: Advancing Justice-LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
 
​Monthly Saturday Clinics at Advancing Justice-LA
When: 4th  Saturday of each month - 9am-2pm (except 11/26 and 12/24)
Where: Advancing Justice-LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
 
Off-site Citizenship Application Assistance
We regularly offer citizenship workshops and clinics around the LA area. To learn more, visit our Events page.
 
Appointment is required prior to attending our Citizenship Clinics. To make an appointment, please call our language hotlines:
English/Other: 888-349- 9695
Chinese: 800-520- 2356
Khmer: 800-867- 3126
Korean: 800-867- 3640
Spanish: 213-241- 8830
Tagalog: 855-300- 2552
Thai: 800-914- 9583
Vietnamese: 800-267- 7395

    For Legal Help

    Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

    Main: 888.349.9695
    需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356

    ត្រូវការជំនួយជាភាសាខ្មែរ:

    800.867.3126
    도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
    Tagalog: 855.300.2552
    ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
    Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395

     

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    Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.