Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Friday Citizenship Clinic

In partnership with local community organizations, Advancing Justice-LA hosts free citizenship application workshops where our staff and volunteers help verify eligibility for citizenship, complete the citizenship application, and prepare a fee waiver request for individuals who qualify. We offer similar services at our downtown Los Angeles office for those who cannot attend a workshop.  In addition, we distribute USCIS-issued study materials to prepare applicants for the test and interview.  In addition, Advancing Justice-LA trains community organizations throughout California and across the country to provide citizenship application services. 

Basic eligibility requirements for U.S. citizenship:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You are a permanent resident (you have a green card)
  • You have resided continuously in the U.S. for at least 5 years (or if you are married to a U.S. citizen, at least 3 years)
  • You have been physically present in the U.S. for at least 2½  years (or if you are married to a U.S. citizen, at least 1½ years)
  • You demonstrate good moral character
  • You demonstrate a basic knowledge of U.S. history and government as well as an ability to read, write, speak and understand basic English

FREE citizenship clinics in downtown Los Angeles (by appointment only)

Friday Citizenship Clinics at Advancing Justice-LA
When: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Friday of each month - 12:30 pm – 5 pm (except 5/18)
Where: Advancing Justice-LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
 
Monthly Saturday Clinics at Advancing Justice-LA
When: 4th Saturday of each month – 9 am – 2 pm (except 5/27, 11/24 and 12/22)
Where: Advancing Justice-LA, 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017
 
Off-site Citizenship Application Assistance
We regularly offer citizenship workshops and clinics around the LA area. To learn more, visit our Events page.
 
An appointment is required prior to attending our Citizenship Clinics. To make an appointment, please call our language hotlines:
 
English/Other: 888-349-9695
Chinese: 800-520-2356
Hindi: 855-971-2552
Khmer: 800-867-3126
Korean: 800-867-3640
Spanish: 213-241-8830
Tagalog: 855-300-2552
Thai: 800-914-9583
Vietnamese: 800-267-7395

Information & documents to bring:

  • Green card and state-issued ID
  • Filing fee: $725 (if under 75 years of age) or $640 (if 75 or older), payable to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security." Note: If you are low-income, you may qualify for a full or partial fee waiver. 
  • Passport(s)
  • Arrest and court records (if any)
  • Home addresses for the past 5 years
  • Employer/school addresses and dates for the past 5 years
  • Date of all trips abroad for the past 5 years
  • Spouse and children names, birth dates, A-numbers, and addresses

 

Event Date: 
Friday, December 7th 2018

For Legal Help

Advancing Justice - LA’s hotlines prioritize assistance to low-income persons in the following areas of law: family, immigration, consumer, public benefits, employment, housing, and civil rights.

English: 888.349.9695
需要協助嗎: 800.520.2356
हिंदी 855.971.2552

ត្រូវការជំនួយជាភាសាខ្មែរ:

800.867.3126
도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583
Cần sự giúp đỡ: 800.267.7395

 

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.