Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Friday Citizenship Clinic

Advancing Justice-LA hosts regular in-house citizenship clinics on:

  • The 1st three Fridays of every month, 12:30pm to 5:00pm
  • The 4th Saturday of every month, 9:00am to 2:00pm


Advancing Justice-LA
1145 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017

For appointments please call our language helplines:

English/Other: 888-349-9695
Chinese: 800-520-2356
Khmer: 800-867-3126
Korean: 800-867-3640
Tagalog: 855-300-2552
Thai: 800-914-9583
Vietnamese: 800-267-7395

Our FREE service includes:

  • Checking your eligibility
  • Application preparation
  • Fee waiver preparation (if you qualify)
  • Attorney review
  • Interview and exam study aids

You qualify for citizenship if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old
  • Are a permanent resident (you have a green card)
  • Have resided continuously in the U.S. for more than 5 years (or if you are married to a U.S. citizen, more than 3 years)
  • Have been physically present in the U.S. for more than 2½ years (or if you are married to a U.S. citizen, more than 1½ years)
  • You can show you have good moral character
  • You can speak, read, and write basic English
  • You can pass a test on U.S. government and history

Information & documents to bring:

  • Green card and state-issued ID
  • Two 2”x2” passport-style photos (in color, light background, face forward, no earrings)
  • $680 filing fee (payable to U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security). Note: If you are low-income, you may qualify for a fee waiver.
  • Passport(s)
  • Arrest and court records (if any)
  • Home addresses for the past 5 years
  • Employer addresses and employment dates for the past 5 years
  • Dates of all trips abroad since you became a permanent resident
  • Spouse and children names, birth dates, A-numbers, and addresses


Event Date: 
Friday, April 14th 2017


Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

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.