NYCitizenship provides free legal help with citizenship applications at select public library branches. As part of NYCitizenship, you can:
Meet with a free, trusted lawyer
Apply for citizenship easily
Find out if you can apply for free
Get free, confidential financial counseling
An appointment is required to receive these services. To make an appointment call 311 and say "citizenship appointment" or call the NYCitizenship Hotline at 212-514-4277.
Bronx Library Center (Fordham)
Mott Haven Library
Central Library (Grand Army Plaza)
Kings Highway Library
New Utrecht Library
Sheepshead Bay Library
Mid-Manhattan Library (Midtown)
Central Library (Jamaica)
Jackson Heights Library
NYCitizenship is supported by Citi Community Development, the Carnegie Corporation, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. The program is a partnership between the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Human Resources Administration, the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library and Queens Library.
Applying for U.S. citizenship
Watch this video to learn about the process of applying to become a U.S. citizen and the benefits of free financial counseling.
Benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen
There are many benefits to becoming a citizen:
You can apply to certain private and government jobs.
You save money over time because you do not have to pay a green card renewal fee.
You can vote in elections.
You can serve on juries.
You can run for and hold an elected office.
You can help your family members immigrate faster.
You can give automatic citizenship to your children who are under 18.
You can travel without visas to certain countries.