Announcement: City offering free legal citizenship clinic on October 21

The International Examiner October 8, 2017 0

The Seattle New Citizenship campaign is offering a free Legal Citizenship Clinic on Sunday, October 21 to help people applying for U.S. citizenship. The clinic will focus on Filipino and Spanish speaking communities for outreach and interpreter recruitment, but all are open to any permanent resident eligible to naturalize.

In these clinics people can come to apply, ask questions, or even start preparing for when they are ready.

If you plan to attend, bring your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), your most recent tax return and W-2 forms, your current and all expired passports, all documents you have about your immigration record, and a filing fee. The full fee is $725, but depending on your income you may qualify for a waiver or reduced fee. To check your eligibility, bring the following: Proof of Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) public benefits such as your award letter, OR proof of your income, for example your most recent tax returns and pay stubs.

You will need to gather the following information:

  • List of home addresses for the past 5 years and the dates
    during which you lived at these addresses.
  • List of employer names and addresses for the past 5 years
    and the dates you worked with these employers.
  • Dates you have been outside of the U.S. since becoming
    a permanent resident and the countries you traveled to
    during these trips.
  • Your children’s complete names, dates of birth, and their
    alien registration numbers if they have one.
  • The names, dates of birth, dates of marriage, and dates of
    divorce for all current and past spouses.

You may need these additional documents:

  • Marriage certificate(s).
  • Divorce decree(s).
  • Proof of having supported your dependents.
  • Legal name change document, (if the name on your green
    card is different from your current legal name).
  • If you are applying based on marriage to a U.S. citizen,
    bring proof of your spouse’s U.S. citizenship, (for example,
    a passport, naturalization certificate, or U.S. birth
    certificate) and documents that prove you live together,
    (for example, a utilities bill listing both of you living at the
    residence).
  • If you have ever been arrested or detained by any law
    enforcement officer for any reason, bring a Certificate of
    Disposition from the Criminal Court, a copy of the police
    report, and any other documents you have about the
    incident(s).

The clinic will be held at 10 am at the Beacon United Methodist Church (7301 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98108). More details in English here. Click here for information in Filipino.

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