New Citizen Campaign

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Citizenship Clinics Schedule for 2019

About the New Citizen Campaign (NCC)

About the New Citizen Program (NCP)

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Citizenship Clinic Schedule for 2019

Do you need help applying for U.S. citizenship? You may be able to receive FREE assistance at a citizenship clinic in a neighborhood near you!

A citizenship clinic is a free community event where volunteer attorneys, interpreters, and others assist eligible green card holders with completing their N-400 naturalization application through an organized step-by-step process.

Attendees can also usually receive information about low-interest loans to pay for the naturalization application processing fee or help completing a fee waiver application. Each citizenship clinic is sponsored by a local community organization. The clinic appointment schedule tends to fill up quickly. So, call to schedule a time slot today!

Click here to see the 2019 citizenship clinic schedule for Seattle.

 

New Citizen Campaign

The New Citizen Campaign is an effort to help the tens of thousands of Seattle legal permanent residents (LPRs) become U.S. citizens. This campaign utilizes citizenship clinics, outreach and education, citizenship curriculum and legal assistance, and engagement with local and national partners to achieve our goal of naturalizing the over 75,000 LPRs living in the Seattle/King County area.

Check out our New Citizen Campaign Web Portal

This comprehensive website newcitizencampaign.org can answer all your questions regarding the naturalization process. It features information on the topics below, as well as listings of free/low-cost classes and citizenship events in the Seattle area that you can attend to help get you on the path to becoming a U.S. citizen.

Click below for more helpful resources on the naturalization process:

What to Bring to a Citizenship Clinic/Documents Needed to Become a Citizen

Citizenship Application Eligibility

Why You Should Become a U.S. Citizen

2019 New Citizen Campaign (NCC) Partners

These 12 community-based organizations are NCC members that help organize the monthly citizenship clinics in neighborhoods across Seattle:

Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Catholic Immigration Legal Services

A new American with USCIS representative Anne Corsano.Chinese Information and Service Center

Entre Hermanos

Horn of Africa Services

International Rescue Committee

Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington

OneAmerica

Refugee Women's Alliance

Somali Family Safety Task Force

South Park Information and Resource Center

The West African Community Council

 

Download a flyer about the New Citizen Campaign. (Right-click, then select, "Save link as..." and save to your computer.)

For more information about the New Citizen Campaign, contact Christina Guros at (206) 684-5705 or christina.guros@seattle.gov.

 

New Citizen Program

Can't make it to a Citizenship Clinic or Citizenship Workshop event? Consider attending a class or program with a New Citizen Program organization (NCP). NCP is a component of the New Citizen Campaign. Through a consortium of 12 community-based organization partners (see below), NCP provides free naturalization services to immigrants and refugees who are low-income, elderly, illiterate, or have limited English skills living in Seattle/King County. Services include citizenship instruction/tutoring, interview preparation, assistance with submitting applications/waivers, and referrals for legal assistance. In-language services are available in Mandarin, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Tongan, Samoan, Somali, Korean, Amharic, Tigrinya, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Moldavian, Spanish, Burmese, Polish, French, Chin, and Arabic.

2019 New Citizen Program (NCP) Partners

These 12 community-based organizations are members of the NCP consortium. Located across Seattle/King County, they offer classes that can help you become a naturalized U.S. citizen. Click below to find out more information about English as a second language and citizenship classes near you:

Deputy Mayor Kim congratulating a new American.Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Catholic Immigration Legal Services

Chinese Information and Service Center

Jewish Family Service

Literacy Source

Multicultural Self-Sufficiency Movement

Neighborhood House

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Refugee Women's Alliance

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

St. James Immigrant Assistance

Ukrainian Community Center of Washington

 

Download a flyer about the New Citizen Program. (Right-click, then select, "Save link as..." and save to your computer.)

For more information about the New Citizen Program, contact Meghan Kelly-Stallings at (206) 386-1882 or meghan.kelly-stallings@seattle.gov.

Funding for NCP is provided by the City of Seattle, Seattle Housing Authority, and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

 

Banner photo credit: Alabastro Photography.