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.

However, due to the pandemic, we have fully transitioned all of our services remotely over the telephone until further notice. Please call us at our information below if you are interested in applying for naturalization! For more information about naturalization, 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
 
Information & documents to bring:
  • Green card and state-issued ID
  • $725 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

Bring List - English
Bring List - Español (Spanish)
Bring List - 中文 (Chinese)
Bring List - 한국어 (Korean)
Bring List - ไทย (Thai)

Study Materials

All N-400s filed with USCIS on or after 12/01/2020 are subject to take the newest version of the civics test with 128 questions.  Currently, there are no translated versions for the newest 65/20 civics test.

[NEW] 128 Civics Questions

[NEW] 65/20 Civics Quesitons (only translated in English)

All N-400s filed with USCIS before 12/01/2020 are subject to take the older version of the civics test with 100 questions.  This material is translated in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.  If you filed your N-400 with USCIS after 12/01/20 but would like to use this translated study material, please remember that there are 28 questions that are not available on these older versions of the civics test.
 
[OLD] 100 Civics Questions (English, Spanish, and API languages)
[OLD] 65/20 Civics Questions (English, Spanish, and API languages)

     

    Did you recently become a naturalized US citizen?

    Click here for more information about the benefits of US citizenship and important next steps you can take, such as applying for a US passport, petitioning for family members abroad, or obtaining proof of US citizenship for a minor child. Questions? Call us!

    • Share your journey to U.S. Citizenship with us by visiting here to tell us your story
    • If you've benefited from our citizenship services and would like to pay it forward and help other aspiring residents, consider donating here.
     

      HELPLINES

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

      English: 888.349.9695
      中文: 800.520.2356
      한글: 800.867.3640
      Tagalog: 855.300.2552
      ภาษาไทย: 800.914.9583
      Tiếng Việt: 714.477.2958

       

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