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Citizenship

SCC Website New Americans Fellowship Banner (4).jpgFor upcomming workshops and events, visit E-Immigrate.

Naturalization is the process of granting U.S. citizenship to a foreign national after she or he fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  To find the following information go to Eligibility Requirements

For more information, check out the USCIS Policy Manual Citizenship and Naturalization Guidance or visit USCIS.gov, click on Citizenship and then click on Citizenship through Naturalization.

To learn more about the National Customer Services Center InfoPass in order to make an appointment or to find out about the status of your application etc. go to USCIS Contact Us.

To get a list of citizenship and ESL classes in Santa Clara County or find agencies that can assist you in your naturalization process in Santa Clara County visit Immigrantinfo.org


The Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative, Project New Citizen

Santa Clara County funds, monitors, and coordinates Programs for Immigrant Integration. One of the key components funded through this initiative is the Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative since 1997.

Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative's mission is to promote citizenship and to assist individuals with the services and education needed to successfully complete the citizenship process. For this reason, Project New Citizen was created to ensure effective outreach.

Project New Citizen is organized by the Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative to address the needs of low-income immigrants by providing information, referral, and direct citizenship application services. ​Project New Citizen holds annual Citizenship Day in 14 languages. More than 130,000 Santa Clara County residents have begun their pathway to U.S citizenship through the collaborative since its inception in 1997.

Our Office works closely with community based organizations that provide citizenship services, legal training, and updates in the law. The funded members of the Santa Clara County Project New Citizen include: 

Santa Clara County's Project New Citizen is one of the most unique and comprehensive efforts in the U.S. When it comes to civic engagement, University of Southern California awarded the highest score (5 of 5) to Santa Clara County’s citizenship and other civic engagement initiatives. 

See the 2019 Citizenship Day schedule in various languages.

Check back later for the 2020 Citizenship Day schedule!


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2019 Citizenship Day Achievements​

  • 1,716 people registered
  • Over 1,200 people attended
  • 372 applications assisted
  • 70% N-400 applications completed
  • 137 application fees completely waived; 10 application fees reduced
  • 166 volunteers
  • Project New Citizen (the Santa Clara County Collaborative) provided the immigrant community with a significant cost savings of ~$140,000 for services rendered

Last updated: 5/31/2019 11:37 AM