Naturalization workshop - Ann Arbor

Event Type: Public
Starts: 03/21/2015 - 9:00am
Ends: 03/21/2015 - 2:00pm

The University of Michigan Law School's Michigan Immigration and Labor Law Association (MILLA) and the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC) in will be hosting a free, one-step naturalization workshop on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Law School's South Hall, 701 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 in Room 1225.

Law students (supervised by attorneys) will screen participants for naturalization eligibility, assist in completing the paperwork, assemble the applications with supporting documentation, and provide referrals and materials for the civics component of the exam. Advice and naturalization assistance is free to all participants at the workshop.

Besides being able to vote and get a U.S. passport, citizenship provides numerous other benefits. U.S. citizens

  • Can petition for more categories of family members from abroad to join them in the United States
  • Can travel abroad for extended periods of time without consequences to U.S. citizenship status,
  • Can have their permanent resident children under 18 years old automatically derive citizenship,
  • Are safe from deportation and removal,
  • Receive certain preferential tax treatment over non-citizens,
  • Be eligible for certain social security assistance, like SSI,
  • And so much more.

You may be eligible for naturalization if you have been a permanent resident for five years, or, just three years if you are also married to a U.S. citizen. You may be exempt from the English requirement if you are 50 years of age or older, depending on how long you have been a permanent resident. Though the workshop is free, USCIS does charge $680 to process the application. However, you may qualify for a fee waiver for the application. Call to discuss.

Advance registration is required.

No walk-ins. To sign up for an appointment, please visit tinyurl.com/natclinic or call (734) 431-6452 before Thursday, March 19, 2015

We will have Mandarin-, Korean-, Arabic-, and Spanish-speaking students and interpreters available.