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)
Eastern Parkway Library
Kings Highway Library
New Utrecht Library
Science, Industry and Business Library (Midtown)
Central Library (Jamaica)
Jackson Heights Library
St. George Library
NYCitizenship is a collaborative effort by the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, Queens Library, New York City Human Resources Administration, New York Legal Assistance Group, and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. The program is supported by the Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity alongside private funders including Citi Community Development, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, and Robin Hood.
Applying for U.S. citizenship
Audio Description: 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.