FAQ

Workshops:

How can I sign up, as an applicant, for the workshop?

You don’t have to sign up! Just show up at the designated workshop location and time to register. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be registered. Come early to avoid long waits, as these workshops have a high turnout rate!

I have been told that I do not meet the eligibility requirements for citizenship but would like to try attending this workshop anyway. What should I do?

We encourage you to review the edibility requirement here. These workshops are intended for applicants who are ready for immediate filing – if you need help, please schedule an appointment with our partner organizations.

How much does the workshop cost?

Nothing! All services are free! The only payment needed will be for the application itself. To file for naturalization, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) charges $680 ($595 for the application and $85 for the biometrics fee). Low-income applicants may be eligible for a fee-waiver. Click here to see if you qualify.

How long does the application take to complete?

The application process itself should only take between 90 min. to 2 hours. Extended wait times may result from high demand.

How long does the workshop process take to complete?

The workshop process, depending on wait-times may result in several hours of waiting. Applicants are encouraged to arrive early to avoid 2-4 hour waiting periods.

I’m under 18. Can I attend this workshop to apply for naturalization?

Unfortunately, an applicant must be 18 years old to file for naturalization.

What do I need to bring with me to these workshops?

You can find all the necessary documents on our Workshops page.

Do I need to print out the N-400 form before I arrive at the workshop?

No, forms will be provided.

Will food be provided during the waiting period?

Food is not provided during the waiting period. Please bring lunch and refreshments.

I was told that I should practice my English before I file for naturalization. What should I do?

Many of our partner organizations offer FREE English Second Language (ESL) classes. Please attend the classes during the times best suited to your schedule.

Where do I need to send my application.

After your application has been packaged at our check-out station, go to your local post office and send it to:

USCIS
P.O. Box 21251
Phoenix, AZ 85036

What do I do if my application could not be packaged?

You might have had a case that was too complex for the workshop, or you were ineligible for citizenship. If your case was too complex, please visit our partner organizations to get a thorough work-through of your case. If you were ineligible for citizenship, please check the eligibility requirements and come back to our next workshop or visit one of our partner organizations!

I loved the service I received at this workshop. How do I help other Legal Permanent Residents?

We’re happy that we could assist you! If you’d like to assist other LPRs attain their citizenship, please sign-up on our volunteers page to help during the next workshop.

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