Immigration and Naturalization: A Guide: Immigration and Naturalization
The following links are to forms from the USCIS homepage. All forms are free.
USCIS has two helpful guides detailing how to help a family member become a permanent U.S. Resident:
Diversity Visa Lottery - The Department of State offers annually 50,000 permanent resident visas, drawn randomly from applicants from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States. This website provides information on the program, deadlines, and how to apply.
InfoPass - This site allows the public to make an appointment with an Immigration Information Officer online. Appointment booking is also available in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Russian, Portuguese, French, Korean, Polish, and Arabic.
Naturalization Test Study Materials -The federal government provides flash cards, sample questions, and other materials to help immigrants prepare for the naturalization test.
Legal Services for Immigrants
Catholic Charities Community Services provides legal consultations, representation, and assistance to documented and undocumented newcomers regarding most immigration matters, including citizenship applications, family petitions, cases involving domestic violence, and cases that are in immigration court. Services are provided in English, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, Polish, Albanian, Japanese, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. All matters are treated professionally and confidentially.
This guide has been created to provide information about immigration and naturalization as it pertains to our patrons. You will find links to various government websites, forms, videos, and be able to download the forms necessary to begin your naturalization process.
"U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States." - USCIS
Some of the services they provide include:
- Citizenship (Includes the Related Naturalization Process) Individuals who wish to become U.S. citizens through naturalization submit their applications to USCIS. They determine eligibility, process the applications and, if approved, schedule the applicant for a ceremony to take the Oath of Allegiance. They also determine eligibility and provide documentation of U.S. citizenship for people who acquired or derived U.S. citizenship through their parents.
- Immigration of Family Members They manage the process that allows current permanent residents and U.S. citizens to bring close relatives to live and work in the United States.
- Working in the U.S. They manage the process that allows individuals from other countries to work in the United States, whether temporary or provide a path to a green card.
- Verifying an Individual’s Legal Right to Work in the United States (E-Verify) They manage the system that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees.
- Humanitarian Programs They administer humanitarian programs that provide protection to individuals inside and outside the United States who are displaced by war, famine and civil and political unrest, and those who are forced to flee their countries to escape the risk of death and torture at the hands of persecutors.
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USCIS has helpful videos on the Naturalization interview and test, in both english and spanish:
With Learning Express you can prepare for the naturalization process, study, take practices tests and get information on getting your green card in English or en Español. You will need your library card and pin number to access this service.