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 at a library near you.
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 (linked documents include English and Spanish versions) that you should fill out prior to attending your appointment.
These documents are also available in additional languages:
Arabic: Checklist and Worksheet
Bangla: Checklist and Worksheet
French: Checklist and Worksheet
Haitian Creole: Checklist and Worksheet
Korean: Checklist and Worksheet
Polish: Checklist and Worksheet
Russian: Checklist and Worksheet
Simplified Chinese: Checklist and Worksheet
Traditional Chinese: Checklist and Worksheet
Urdu: Checklist and Worksheet
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 and Robin Hood.