2019sat16nov10:00 amEvent Over10:00 AM | CENTER FOR EMPLOYMENT TRAINING | San Jose, CA10:00 AM SESSION10:00 am CET, 701 Vine St. San Jose, CA 95110 Event Organized By: CET Immigration & Citizenship Program Event Type :Immigration Event,San Jose
At the event, you will receive FREE eligibility screening, application assistance and review of your application by Immigration Attorneys and DOJ Accredited Representatives. 10:00 AM | Center for Employment Training |
At the event, you will receive FREE eligibility screening, application assistance and review of your application by Immigration Attorneys and DOJ Accredited Representatives.
10:00 AM | Center for Employment Training | 701 Vine St. San Jose, CA 95110
On October 25, USCIS announced that people receiving public benefits can no longer apply for a citizenship fee waiver after December 2nd. Your SSI, Medi-Cal, SNAP (food stamps), Federally-assisted housing, & CHIP will no longer be accepted as valid proof after December 2nd. The citizenship filing fee is $725.
Also, please note that it is okay to receive public benefits and apply to become a citizen. The new rule about public benefits does not apply to citizenship applications. Come to our free workshop to learn more!
What you need to do:
- Bring your confirmation number!
- Be on time! If you arrive late, we may not be able to assist you.
- You must apply in person. No-one else can apply for you.
- Bring all your required documents with you. See the lists below for required documents:
To apply for citizenship, you must:
- be 18 years of age or older
- have been a permanent resident for at least 4 years and 9 months (2 years and 9 months if married to a U.S. citizen)
- have resided continuously in the United States since becoming a lawful permanent resident
- be able to read, write and speak English Click here for exemption information
- have knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government
- have good moral character for at least 5 years prior to applying for citizenship
- have resided in the district with jurisdiction over your place of residence for at least 3 months prior to the date prior to filing your application
- have continuously resided and been physically present in the U.S. as a permanent resident for at least 5 years immediately preceding the date of filing the application
*See if you may already be a U.S. citizen by acquisition or derivation through your parents Click Here
TO APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP
- Lawful Permanent Resident Card (green card)
- Social Security Card and state issued I.D. or driver’s license
- DMV H6 Report (optional for those without any traffic citations)
- Court Records for all arrests, detentions, and convictions (even if sealed or expunged)
- Addresses of where you have lived in the past 5 years
- Employment history for the past 5 years (Name of employers, complete addresses, occupation/position, and dates from start to finish)
- Information of Current Spouse (complete name, date of birth, date of marriage, date and place spouse became a U.S. citizen or A# / USCIS# if permanent resident)
- If you were previously married, bring information of ALL ex-spouses (complete name, date of birth, date of marriage and date marriage ended)
- If your Current Spouse was previously married, bring information of ALL their ex-spouses (complete name, date of birth, date of marriage and date marriage ended)
- Information of all your children (complete names, dates of birth, complete addresses and A# if permanent residents)
- If your parents are/were U/S. citizens (complete name, date of birth, country of birth and date they became a U.S. citizen) A# if any
- Dates of all trips outside the U.S within the last 5 years (dates of departure and return to the U.S.)
- For men, Selective Service Information (registration number and date registered)
- If you do not qualify for the fee waiver the USCIS Fee for citizenship is $725 (if 75 years of age or older, only pay $640) Check or money order made payable to: Dept. of Homeland Security
TO APPLY FOR FEE WAIVERS
To apply for fee waivers, you must:
- be at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the Full Fee Waiver
- be between 150% and 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for the Reduced Fee Waiver
- provide most recent Federal Income Tax Return (forms 1040 and W2s ) or Verification of Public Benefits from appropriate government agency (such as food stamps, cash aid, SSI etc…) or pay stubs for the most recent month
CET Immigration & Citizenship Program408 534-5451 701 Vine St. Office 115, San Jose, CA 95110
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