01 Mar

Apply For Citizenship Before May 2nd!

Recently, USCIS announced changes to the N400 form.

About 60 days from now, the form will become twice as long with the addition of questions on moral character.

The good news is that you can still use the older – and simpler – form in the next 60 days.

If you’ve been putting off becoming a citizen, this is the time to finally take that step – new citizens see up to a 10% increase in wages in their first decade as citizens, have a broader array of jobs available to them, can get a U.S. passport and can pass citizenship to their children under 18.

We’re ready to provide you help with the process. Here in the East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties), the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative is holding a citizenship workshop in the city of Berkeley on March 15, 2014. If you are not from the East Bay, you can find a citizenship workshop near you, by visiting http://newamericanscampaign.org/our-impact/events/calendar.

At these workshops, you will receive free legal advice regarding your citizenship status, apply for citizenship fee waivers, meet with experts to discuss your concerns and take that all-important first step towards becoming a citizen.

We’ll make it easy, simple and affordable.  Over the last two years, the New Americans Campaign has helped more than 80,000 people complete their naturalization application nationwide — and saved them over $67 million in legal fees and fee waivers.

In the East Bay, we’ve already helped over 1,700 of your neighbors get citizenship.

But it’s not just the money you’ll save today. New Americans stand to gain many benefits – both financial and personal – once they become citizens.

A newly naturalized worker in California stands to earn over $3,000 more in his lifetime than one who did not naturalize – with most of that increase coming within a decade after becoming a citizen.

The benefits of citizenship are immediate and tangible.

There’s no better time than now to take that step – at our event on March 15, 2014, our staff and legal experts can help you save money and time on your citizenship application.

There’s no better time to apply for citizenship than in the next 60 days – the form is shorter than it will be, we can save you time and money in the process, and there’s an event in your neighborhood on March 15, 2014.

We’re ready to help, stop by our event in Berkeley, CA.