Naturalization Workshops

Introduction


Volunteers play an important role in helping permanent residents (green card holders) become U.S. citizens, often through group processing workshops. This process is called naturalization, and requires collecting documents, completing a form (N-400), and preparing for the English and civics tests. Naturalization workshops are organized by nonprofit legal service providers and community groups across the country, and often rely on volunteers to help applicants organize documents, fill the N-400 form, and package applications, among other roles.

 

Naturalization Resources


Learn About Naturalization 

By: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
A short overview of naturalization, the basic eligibility requirements, and the steps in the process. 

A Guide to Naturalization
By: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
A comprehensive guide to naturalization, including more in-depth information about the process and eligibility requirements.

The Citizenship Test
By: Catholic Legal Immigration Network
A study guide for the U.S. citizenship test that explains the naturalization testing requirements and contains 13 study units on U.S. history and civics. 

 

Volunteer Resources

Volunteers Helping Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens: The Naturalization Group Application Workshop
By: Catholic Legal Immigration Network
This online course provides a basic understanding of naturalization law and the group application workshop model. Once the online course is completed (it takes 40 minutes to an hour), participants receive a certificate and are linked to organizations that host naturalization workshops.

Calendar of Naturalization Assistance Events
By: New Americans Campaign
A calendar of upcoming naturalization workshops and events that provide opportunities to volunteer. 



Naturalization Workshops
Naturalization Workshops
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