Citizenship Applications & Scholarship

CWC's Working Families Legal Clinic is now helping workers

file citizenship applications. If you need help financially, we have

scholarships to cover the costs of applications. 

Reach out to us to learn more!

Announcement:

We are hosting a Citizenship Application workshop Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 10am - 2pm at our Waukegan office: 300 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL

An informational zoom meeting will take place on 9/15/2022 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. People can reserve their spot during the zoom meeting to attend the workshop.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86507016196

Program Information

ICIRR received an additional 1 Million in funds specifically to cover the USCIS fees for applicants in need who don't qualify for the full or partial fee waiver. Organizations like us are processing Citizenship Applications and are receiving funding to cover USCIS fees for applicants. We will aid in filling out the application and submission process as well.

USCIS Fees will be covered fully at $725 for N-400

USCIS Fees will also be covered partially at $405 for N-400

To apply for the full scholarship, you must:

  • Be eligible for naturalization

  • Submit the application through a NAI partner organization under the NAI grant.

  • Meet income guidelines: Applicants’ annual household income is under 100% of the Area Median Income, but over 150% of the 2022 Federal Poverty Level (see table below for reference).

  • Live in the state of Illinois

  • Applicants cannot be eligible for the USCIS Fee Waiver / Reduced Fee Waiver

You may apply for the partial scholarship, if:

  • If a client makes less than the 150% level, they qualify for the USCIS fee waiver, therefore they don't qualify for the ICIRR Citizenship Scholarship. 

  • If a client makes between 150% and 200% poverty level, they qualify for the USCIS partial fee waiver and they qualify for the partial ICIRR Citizenship scholarship at $405. 

  • If a client makes between 200% and 100% Area Median Income Limits, they qualify for the full ICIRR Citizenship Scholarship

*Scholarships are subject to availability and are on a first come first served basis.*

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Questions & Answers

Q: What type of applications do you cover?

A: Currently, we are offering help with filing N-400 Citizenship Applications only.

Q: How can I get in contact about more information?

A: Fill out the contact form below and we will reach out to you OR reach out to Rosalia Tenorio directly either by

phone (224)-627-9508 or email rosalia@chicagoworkerscollaborative.org

Q: Will we help people who don't qualify for the scholarship to file for citizenship still?

A: Yes! We will help anyone.

 

Q: Is there a limit on how many scholarships we are giving?

A: Not necessarily. We will aid in as many applications as we can, but there is a first come first serve basis from ICIRR. 

Contact us to get started!

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