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Free citizenship application assistance

NYCitizenship | NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs

1. How it Works

NYCitizenship provides free legal assistance with citizenship applications and financial counseling at select NYC public libraries and in partnership with the Department of Social Services.

  • Meet with a FREE immigration attorney to help you determine if you qualify to apply for U.S. citizenship
  • If you qualify for a fee waiver, apply for citizenship for free with no application fee
  • Receive free and confidential financial counseling
  • An appointment is required to get help. Call 311 and say “Citizenship appointment”
  • As a U.S citizen, you can vote in elections, apply for a U.S passport, access more jobs and more

2. Determine your eligibility

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a permanent resident (have a “Green Card”) for at least 5 years, or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen
  • Other eligibility is determined by immigration attorney

3. What you need to include

Fill out a Naturalization Application Worksheet before your appointment. The detailed document checklist can help you gather the other documents you need to bring.

A Naturalization Application Worksheet and detailed document checklist are available in the following languages:

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4. How to Apply

4. How to apply

Here are your options.

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More ways to get help with this program

Visit the website

Visit the NYCitizenship website for more information.

Call 311

Ask for “Citizenship appointment” to make appointments in order to receive services.