Events, News and Publications
The goal of Citizenship Now! events is to help eligible individuals prepare their forms N-400, Application for Naturalization. Most events are held on Saturdays. During our Citizenship Now! events applicants receive the following services:
- Evaluation of eligibility for naturalization.
- Assistance in completing the N-400 Application for Naturalization form.
- Information on gathering the documents necessary to be included in the application packet.
- Free photographs required for the application.
- Review of complete application packet by an attorney or an immigration counselor.
CUNY Citizenship Now assists permanent residents with their citizenship applications. Events are open to anyone, not only CUNY students. This event is sponsored by Council Member Michael G. DenDekker.
Languages spoken: English and Spanish. Experienced lawyers and other immigration professionals will assist you in filling out forms if you meet all of the following naturalization requirements: You have resided in the United States as a permanent resident for five years (or for three years if you are married to and living with a U.S. citizen). You have been physically present in the United States for half of the five (or three) year period. You are at least 18 years old. A $680 filing fee (check or money order) is required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It is not necessary to bring the fee to this event. We will provide assistance in filling out the fee waiver form for those who qualify. Please bring the necessary documents for your naturalization and fee waiver applications. Please register for this event by calling the number below.
DOORS OPEN FROM 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M. (YOU MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO RECEIVE SERVICES)
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Address: I.S. 145 (Schoolyard Entrance on 79th Street), 33-34 80th Street, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Phone: (212) 568-4679
What to Bring to this Citizenship Now! Event?
Director's Daily News Column
Baruch College Professor and Immigration Lawyer Allan Wernick, director of the Citizenship Now!, offers practical advice and answers your questions:
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Immigrant Advocates Network
The New York Times
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