Click here to register for the free 2019 Citizenship Day.
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
Get the form N-400 Application for Citizenship
Study Materials for the Civics Test
Take a Naturalization Self Test
Study for Naturalization
To get more information see the USCIS Policy Manual Citizenship and Naturalization Guidance
or go to USCIS.gov click on Citizenship and then click on Citizenship through Naturalization.
To find out 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 go to Immigrantinfo.org
The Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative
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.
The mission of the Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative 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.
OIR is working closely with funded CBOs that provide citizenship services, legal training and updates in the law. The Citizenship Collaborative holds an annual Citizenship Day in 14 languages. Since its inception in 1997, more than 130,000 individuals interested in obtaining U.S. citizenship have received information and assistance. The funded members of the SCC Citizenship Collaborative include: the Center for Employment Training (CET), the Asian Law Alliance (ALA), Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (CCSJ), PARS Equality Center and the Office of Immigrant Relations (OIR). There are also many other partnering agencies that promote and participate in the event.
The Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative 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 USC California Immigrant Integration Scorecard at http://csii.usc.edu/CAimmSCORECARD.html)
See the 2019 Citizenship Day Flyers in various languages