Depending on your situation, you may be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship, also known as naturalization. A detailed list of basic requirements to become a U.S. citizen can be found on our Eligibility page.
There are many reasons that people decide to become U.S. citizens, but one of the most important is that becoming a U.S. citizen allows you to vote and influence the direction of the country. Another reason to become a U.S. citizen is because the naturalization of a parent may allow a child under 18 years old who has a green card to become a U.S. citizen automatically. Other reasons people naturalize are to make travel easier, make it possible to bring more family members to the U.S., be able to work in jobs that require U.S. citizenship and live without fear of possible deportation.
Yes, you can apply for citizenship 90 days before having your green card for 5 years or 3 years if you’re married to a U.S. citizen.
USCIS biometric services are for taking fingerprints and photos. USCIS biometric services are in a separate office.Learn more at https://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-information/preparing-your-biometric-services-appointment
Check out our calendar of events to view a list of upcoming workshops. You can also follow us on Facebook for the latest updates on our workshops (www.facebook.com/sfpathways2citizenship).
At this time, all of our workshops (both virtual and in-person) are by appointment only. To make and appointment for our workshop, call one of our multilingual voicemails and leave a message. You can find the numbers on the "Contact Us" page (https://sfcitizenship.org/about-us/contact-us/).
Please allow for 1-2 weeks for a response. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be registered and begin the workshop screening process.
We encourage you to review the edibility requirement here. These workshops are intended for applicants who are ready for immediate filing – if you need help, please schedule an appointment with our immigration service provider partner organizations.
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No. Our workshop policy requires that the individual applying for citizenship is physically present at our workshop.
Yes! We recommend arriving early and prepared with the necessary documents and information.
Your personal information, which is used exclusively at our workshops, is retained by nonprofit partners, kept confidential, and used to measure impact and conduct follow up with participants. We keep your contact information so we can contact you, should you leave any important documents or items behind at our workshop.
No. In fact, you may qualify for other forms of financial support for your application. We will walk you through your options at the workshop. Otherwise, it is your responsibility to submit your application with a check or money order to USCIS.
This is why you should send certified, secure mail with delivery confirmation so you can track your application. If you haven’t heard back, please contact USCIS national customer service line at 1 (800) 375-5283.