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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 on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 9am at CWC's Waukegan office: 300 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL

List of what to bring to the event:

  • Your alien card (Residence), your Social Security card and your driver's license (or, if you do not have a license, your state ID) 

  • Dates of all travels outside US. Since permanent Residence

  • A list of all your addresses for the past 5 years and all of your employers, AND all your employers dates and locations.

  • If currently married, your spouse's name, date of birth and social security number. Alien number and date of Naturalization (If applicable)

  • If you were previously married, the date of marriage to your ex-spose AND the date marriage ended (Documents of termination of marriage)

  • If your current spouse was previously married to someone else, the dates of marriage (beginning and end) to his/her ex-spouse (documents of termination of marriage.

  • Your last three years of taxes with W2s/1099 (Entire tax form) 

  • If you have children - their name and their addresses (if not living with you) AND their dates of birth and their alien numbers 

  • If you have ever been arrested - reason for arrest AND place, date it happened AND outcome/disposition ⚫ males: Your selective service number rand registration date - If you do not know, call (847) 688-6888 or go to www.sss.gov 

  • Money order for $725 payable to UDCIS (If applicable). Be aware that if you are 75 or older the money order is $640. 

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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