NYCitizenship provides free legal help with citizenship application, and financial counseling, at select public library branches. As part of NYCitizenship, you can:
If you think you may be eligible to apply call 311 and say "citizenship appointment" to set up an appointment to meet with a legal representative,
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.
In order to best serve you, please make sure you bring the proper documents for your appointment. Click here for a detailed document checklist and here for a worksheet that you should fill out prior to attending your appointment.
There are many benefits to becoming a citizen:
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 Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, and Robin Hood.