Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Pan Asian Citizenship Event

Advancing Justice-LA and its local partners will host a Pan Asian Citizenship Event at Santa Anita YMCA.
For appointments please call our language hotlines:
English/Other: 888-349-9695
Chinese: 800-520-2356
Hindi: 855-971-2552
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 demonstrate good moral character
You can speak, read, and write basic English
You demonstrate a basic knowledge of U.S. government and history as well as an ability to read, write, speak and understand basic English
Information & documents to bring:
Green card and state-issued ID
Filing fee: $725 (if under 75 years of age) or $640 (if 75 or older), payable to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security." Note: If you are low-income, you may qualify for a full or partial fee waiver.
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: 
Saturday, May 18th 2019


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.