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Event:
Citizenship Workshop – September 9
Date:
September 9, 2017 9:30 am
Category:
Organizer:
United African Organization
Phone:
3129499980
services@uniteafricans.org
Updated:
June 23, 2017
Venue:
Uptown
Phone:
3129499980
Address:
Chicago, IL, 60615, United States

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To be eligible for Citizenship you need to Be a Legal Permanent Resident (Green card Holder) for at least 5 years, (or) 3 years if you are married to a U.S. Citizen.
 
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CITIZENSHIP?
Find out why you should apply for citizenship, and whether you’re eligible.
 
APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP NOW!
The Citizenship process can feel overwhelming, but you don’t have to do it alone! Our trained staff and volunteers can assist you navigate this process.
 
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
We need dedicated volunteers to make our events a success.  Join our volunteer list to learn about our upcoming workshops and volunteer!
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OUR THANKS!
Our citizenship services work is supported by the generosity of the following:  
 

 

 
 

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

At this Citizenship workshop, we will assist with the following:

  1. Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
  2. N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship
  3. I-912, Request for Fee Waiver
  4. I-942, Request for Reduced Fee
  5. N-648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:30 am – 11:30 pm

Chicago, IL 60613

EXPECT TO:
• Receive a one-on-one legal screening
• Complete the N-400 Naturalization application form
• Complete the N-600 Citizenship Certificate application
• Get application mailed to USCIS on your behalf
$50 contribution will be asked for administrative expenses

For more information call: (312) 949-9980
Para más información llame al: (312) 949-9980

VOLUNTEER

Contact us at (312) 949-9980 or volunteer@uniteafricans.orgYou can play an important role by assisting others to become U.S. citizens and participate in our democracy. After an initial interview, our citizenship volunteers are provided with training on how to perform specific roles at the citizenship workshop. These roles include:
• Legal Reviewer (should be an attorney/ BIA Accredited Representative)
• N-400/N600 Preparer
• Fee Waiver Preparer
• Photocopy Assistant
• Exit Interviewer
• Logistics AssistantYou will have an invaluable opportunity to network with many others who give their skills and talent to empower immigrants and refugees. This opportunity requires availability for 3 -5 hours per month. Contact us at (312) 949-9980 or volunteer@uniteafricans.org and become an invaluable resource in providing access to immigrant integration services!
Our free citizenship workshops are provided with support from the New Americans Initiative, and takes place once a month, on either a Saturday morning or weekday.

We encourage law students, immigration attorneys, paralegals, and others with legal experience to participate.

United African Organization (UAO) relies on volunteers to support our initiative, programs and events throughout the year.

Sign up for our next workshop or join our volunteer list!

FAQ


1. I need to apply for naturalization to become a US citizen. What documents should I bring?

FOR N-400 CONSULTATION, PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:

•  Green Card, Social Security Card, Driver’s License or State ID and Passport;
•  List of places you have travelled to since you received your residency, including month, day, and year of travel;
•  List of where you have lived, worked and/ or studied for the past 5 years;
•  Information about your spouse, including name, date of birth, social security number, date of marriage, green card number and/or date and place your spouse became a citizen (if applicable);
•  Information about previous marriages for both you and your spouse (if applicable), including date of prior marriage, date the marriage ended and reason the marriage ended;
•  Information about your children including name, address, date of birth and green card number (if applicable);
•  Information about all arrests (if applicable), including reason for the arrest, date, place and disposition;
•  FOR MEN ONLY: Selective Service number and date of registration if you lived in the US between the ages of 18-26. Call (847) 688-6888 if you don’t know;
•  Money Order/Cashier’s Check for $725.00 payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security;

2. I am a US citizen. I want to apply for my children to become US citizens. What should I bring?

FOR N-600 CONSULTATION, PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING:

•  1 Copy Birth Certificate;
•  1 Copy of Green Card;
•  1 Copy of biographic page of Passport;
•  2 Passport-sized color photos;
•  Copy of school transcripts;
•  Copy of vaccination records/medical examinations;
•  Copy of parents’ Birth Certificate
•  Copy of Parents’ Certificate of Naturalization;
•  Copy of biographic page of parents’ US Passport;
•  Copy of parents’ Marriage Certificate (if applicable);
•  Money Order or Check for $1,170 made payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security;

3. I can’t afford USCIS fees. What should I do?

YOU MAY QUALIFY TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP AT $0 COST OR AT A REDUCED FEE OF $405! 

To determine if you are eligible, please bring:

•  2016 federal income tax returns and W2;
•  Letter from the Department of Human Services (DHS) stating the date when you started receiving Food Stamps (LINK card), Medical and TANF benefits; (See attached sample letter);

4. How long should I plan to stay at the workshop?.

Expect to stay for at least 2 hours.