Taking the first step towards United States Citizenship can seem intimidating, particularly if the Green Card Holder or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) has put the process off for years. If you are an LPR and want to become a citizen, the IIIC can help you!

The IIIC works with clients and provides support through the entire naturalization process, from completing the 10-page application to ESOL and citizenship classes. Immigration Legal Clinics are also part of the IIIC services at which applicants who are uncertain about their eligibility can have their questions answered, by attorneys who specialize in Immigration Law, free of charge. We are also in partnership with the Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative (GBCI), a group of non-profit community organizations around Boston, with which we have been participating in Citizenship Workshops.

A workshop is a fantastic way to apply for US citizenship, particularly if you have questions, are unsure about the process or your eligibility, or are finally doing something you’ve meant to for years. At citizenship workshops, trained volunteers help process citizenship applications and prepare them for submission to USCIS, for no fee whatsoever.

The IIIC provides free in-office consultations about naturalization prior to workshops, at which the application and supporting documentation (if needed) are explained. Individuals who take advantage of the expert advice available at the IIIC will arrive at a workshop fully prepared for application processing.

For information about the citizenship process and the IIIC’s Citizenship Services, call or email Toni Earls, Citizenship Outreach Worker at:  (617) 542-7654 ext. 26 or tearls@iiicenter.org.

August 2012