1. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT
Call 646-664-9400 to make an appointment and learn about the citizenship eligibility requirements.
2. Gather all the documents you need to apply for citizenship
- Green card and all passports used in the last five years
- Home/school/employment history for the last five years (or three years if married to a U.S. citizen)
- Children’s information (date of birth, A#, addresses)
- Marital history (Information about your past spouses)
- If you have been arrested, cited or given a ticket, you must your Certificate of disposition/MTA letter for each incident. Read about how to obtain certificates of disposition for each arrest in English and Spanish.
Note: Applicants must pay a $725 filing fee to USCIS unless they qualify for a fee waiver. Please do not bring cash or money orders to this event.
3. Get the documents you need for a fee waiver request
PUBLIC BENEFIT RECIPIENTS
If you receive any of the following public benefits, we will help you prepare a fee waiver request at our event:
- Essential Plans
- SNAP (food stamps)
- Cash Assistance
- Section 8 or Public Housing (Housing Choice Voucher Program)
Documents to bring to the event so that we can help you request a fee waiver:
Bring a copy of the award letter from the state or federal agency granting you the benefit. (For example, SSI award or budget letter). The letter must:
- Be in English
- Be on agency letterhead
- Be dated within the past six months
- List clearly your name as one of the persons receiving the benefit and the last date you were approved to receive the benefit
How to get your award letter:
- For SSI Award letter, call 1-800-772-1213
- For Medicaid (Proof of Medicaid Letter for Immigration), call (888) 692-6116 (Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm)
- For Essential Plan 1 and 2, call 1-855-355-5777
- For SNAP (budget letter) or Cash Assistance, call (718) 722-8009. You will need your case number and zip code
- For Section 8 or Public Housing, call 718-707-7771
OTHER LOW-INCOME APPLICANTS
If you don’t receive public benefits but have low income, we will assess your eligibility for a fee waiver at the event if:
- Your household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines at the time you are filing, or
- You have a financial hardship situation that you want USCIS to consider.