Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Thursday Citizenship Clinic in Orange County

In partnership with local community organizations, Advancing Justice-OC 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 Orange County 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 Orange County (by appointment only)
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 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
Monthly Wednesday Workshops at Lincoln Adult School*
When:  Please call for workshop date
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 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: 2nd Friday of every month, 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]


Event Date: 
Thursday, March 26th 2020

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
도움이 필요하십니까?: 800.867.3640
Tagalog: 855.300.2552
ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: 800.914.9583


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.