Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Orange County Citizenship Clinic at Lincoln Adult School

Advancing Justice-OC provides free monthly workshops every 3rd Wednesday at Lincoln Adult School from 8:00am-11:30am. For those who are interested in more information, please call our in-language helplines to schedule an appointment. 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 Orange County office every Tuesday and Thursday and at other organizations (listed below) for those who cannot attend this workshop. 
 
 
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 Orange County (by appointment only)
 
Monthly Wednesday Workshops at Lincoln Adult School*
When:  3rd Wednesday of every month, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where:  Lincoln Education Center, 
11262 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92843
(Please note that enrollment in Donna Barr's class is mandatory for this workshop)
 
Monthly Friday Workshops at Southland Integrated Services*
When: Last Friday of each month, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:  Southland Integrated, 1618 W 1st St, Santa Ana, CA 92703
*This schedule is subject to change
 
Monthly Friday Workshops at Irvine Chinese School*
When:  1st Friday of each month, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where:  SCCCA, 9 Truman St., Irvine, CA 92620
 
Monthly Friday Workshops at Huntington Beach Adult School*
When: 3rd Friday of every month, 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:  Huntington Beach Adult School - Westminster Campus, 
14325 Goldenwest St, Westminster, CA 92683
(Please note that enrollment in HBAS ESL class is mandatory for this workshop)
 
Clinic at Westminster Family Resource Center*
When: Oct 12, Nov 9, and Dec 14, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Westminster Family Resource Center
7200 Plaza St, Westminster, CA 92683
 
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: 714-587-2050/800-267-7395
 
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
*This schedule is subject to change
Interested in volunteering? 
Please contact our Project Coordinator, Nhien Tran at [email protected]
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Event Date: 
Wednesday, December 19th 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.