Get free help getting naturalized

People who want to become U.S. citizens can get free help at day-long  “Citizen Day” workshops being offered around the state.

The Washington New Americans and the Washington State Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will connect volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals, and interpreters together with lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders) who are interested in applying for U.S. citizenship. Resources for preparing for the naturalization interview will be provided as well.

The next Citizenship Day workshops will be offered on April 26 at Clark College in Vancouver, Central Lutheran Church in Yakima, Tacoma Community House in Tacoma, and Skagit Valley College in Mt. Vernon.

All events will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

While the workshop is free, there is a $680 filing fee to apply for citizenship. If necessary, volunteers will assist eligible participants with fee waiver applications and loan information.  (end)

Visit for information on what to bring to Citizenship Day.

For more information, see or call -877-926-3924.

Mini-clinics, by appointment only, will be offered on March 8 in Walla Walla and May 31 in Everett.

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