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May 5, 2018

Citizenship Application Workshop

HOME

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!
Sign up today!
 
OUR THANKS!
Our citizenship services work is supported by the generosity of the following:  
 

 

 
 

OUR IMPACT

Stay tuned….

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, May 5, 2018
9:30 am – 11:30 pm

Uptown Public Library

929 W Buena Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613

EXPECT TO:
• Receive a one-on-one legal screening with an attorney or DOJ Accredited Representative
• 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:

•  2017 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.

 
 
Start: May 5, 2018 9:30 am
End: May 5, 2018 9:30 am
Venue: Uptown Public Library
Phone: 3129499980
Address:
929 W Buena, Chicago, IL, 60613, United States
Cost: $50

May 19, 2018

Chicago African Summit

AGENDA

The annual Chicago African Summit and Community Resource Fair returns to Bronzeville, Chicago for a one-day forum for reflection, engagement and networking as we grapple with critical issues facing the African immigrant and refugee community today: immigration reform, refugee resettlement, affordable housing, employment, healthcare, and role of the diaspora in promoting democracy and providing humanitarian assistance. The event includes a Community Resource Fair that provides information about employment, immigration, legal services, housing, health screenings and other resources for participants.

REGISTER

9:00AM  Breakfast & Resource Fair
10:00AM OPENING REMARKS
PLENERY SESSION A
PLENERY SESSION B
PLENERY SESSION C
2:00PM THE END

RESOURCE FAIR

Click here to participate as a vendor.

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:

  • HealthCare Organizations
  • African Community Businesses
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Immigration Services
  • Financial Services
  • And many more

THE EXPERIENCE

Rich sessions for you

Imagine this: One unique space with special focus on contemporary African issues, public policy advocacy, and community empowerment.

  • Enjoy extensive networking opportunities with scholars, legislators, community activists, policy advocates, students and community allies;
  • Engage in constructive dialogue and reflection on critical issues facing Africans in the Diaspora;
  • Connect with information and resources on employment, immigration, legal services, housing, health screenings and other at the Community Resource Fair.
Below is the outline of speaker for 2016

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEOS

 

FAQ

Got questions? We have answers…


1. When and where is the Chicago African Summit & Resource Fair?
 Held annually in May to commemorate African Liberation Day, the Chicago African Summit & Resource Fair will take place on May 19, 2018 in Chicago, IL Schedule 9:30am - 2:00 pm              

 

 

2. How much is the registration?
 Registration is FREE. Click here to Register now!.

 

3. Can I bring a guest?
 We welcome you and guests to the Chicago African Summit & Resource Fair. However for planning purposes we encourage all attendees to register.

 

4. Will there be Internet access?
 Yes, complimentary Internet access will be available.

 

5. What should I wear?
 Attire is business casual. Feel free to dress in traditional African attire. 

 

6. How can we participate in the Resource Fair?

 

7. How do I update my registration details?
 Click here if you need to change or cancel your registration,

 

8. Have other questions?

 Email events@uniteafricans.org or call 312-949-9980.

 

Start: May 19, 2018 9:30 am
End: May 19, 2018 9:30 am
Venue: United African Organization
Phone: 3129499980
Address:
10 W 35th Street, Chicago, IL, 60616, United States

June 9, 2018

Citizenship Application Walk-In Consultations

HOME

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!
Sign up today!
 
OUR THANKS!
Our citizenship services work is supported by the generosity of the following:  
 

 

 
 

OUR IMPACT

Stay tuned….

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, June 9, 2018
9:30 am – 11:30 pm

TBC
Chicago, IL

EXPECT TO:
• Receive a one-on-one legal screening with an attorney or DOJ Accredited Representative
• 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 or 2017 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.

 
 
Start: June 9, 2018 9:30 am
End: June 9, 2018 9:30 am
Venue: TBC
Address:
IL, United States