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The goal of Citizenship Now! events is to help eligible individuals prepare their forms N-400, Application for Naturalization.  Most events are held on Saturdays.  During our Citizenship Now! events applicants receive the following services:

  • Evaluation of eligibility for naturalization.
  • Assistance in completing the N-400 Application for Naturalization form.
  • Information on gathering the documents necessary to be included in the application packet.
  • Free photographs required for the application.
  • Review of complete application packet by an attorney or an immigration counselor.

Upcoming Event

5/30/2015 - Citizenship Now! Application Assistance Event with Council Member Richie Torres, New Americans Campaign and NALEO (Bronx)  >>

CUNY Citizenship Now! assists permanent residents with their citizenship applications. Events are open to anyone, not only CUNY students. This event is sponsored by Council Member Richie Torres (Bronx).

Languages spoken: English and Spanish. Experienced lawyers and other immigration professionals will assist you in filling out forms if you meet all of the following naturalization requirements: You have resided in the United States as a permanent resident for five years (or for three years if you are married to and living with a U.S. citizen). You have been physically present in the United States for half of the five (or three) year period. You are at least 18 years old. A $680 filing fee (check or money order) is required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It is not necessary to bring the fee to this event. We will provide assistance in filling out the fee waiver form for those who qualify. Please bring the necessary documents for your naturalization and fee waiver applications. Please register for this event by calling the number below.


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En Español

Date: 5/30/2015

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Address: High School of Law and Community Service, 500 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458
Room: 4th Floor, Cafeteria

Phone: (646) 664-9400

What to Bring to this Citizenship Now! Event?

Required Documents for Citizenship Application >>
Required Documents for Fee Waiver >>

Director's Daily News Column

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Featured Publication

How to become a US Citizen

Provides general information to permanent residents on the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. Read about the requirements.
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Who is Eligible to Pay In-state Tuition

Learn about the eligibility requirements for paying in-state tuition.
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What to do if you get Arrested by Immigration

Provides general information to immigrants and their families on how to respond to immigration arrests.
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2014 Call-In Training Manual

An overview of Citizenship and Immigration Law.
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Citizenship and Naturalization Guide

A guide with step by step instructions for filling out the N-400 form.
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Exam Preparation Handbook

Provides valuable information and tools to help prepare you for the citizenship test.
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Citizenship Now! Brochure

Learn about our program, how to volunteer, how we can help you and more.
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Family Based Visa Brochure

Provides general information on how to get your green card through a relative.
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CUNY/NYC Citizenship Now Corps Brochure

Learn about the CUNY Citizenship Now! Volunteer Corps and how you can join today!
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