Citizenship Program


Making the decision to become a U.S. citizen is one of the most important decisions in an individual life. Ghands, Inc. in collaboration with the New Americans initiative holds a workshop every month to assist eligible applicants with their citizenship applications. You are eligible to apply to become a U.S. Citizen, if you have been a Legal Permanent Resident (Green card Holder) for at least 5 years, (or) 3 years and you are married to a U.S. Citizen.

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At the workshop applicants will receive:

  • Free legal Consultation with an Immigration attorney
  • Free information and assistance with applying for application fee waiver
  • Free assistance to complete the application for Naturalization
  • Free information on preparing for the Citizenship interview

Applicants may qualify to apply for Citizenship at no cost if:

  • Your family receives public benefits (Link, Medicaid, SSI, TANF)
  • Your income is equal to or less than 150% of the FPL as listed in the table.

Household Size               Yearly Income
1                  -           $ 17,235
2                  –           $ 23,265
3                  -           $ 29,295
4                  –           $ 35,325
5                  -           $ 41,355
6                  –           $ 47,385
7                  –           $ 53,415
8                  -           $ 59,455


Documents Needed to Apply

To fill out the citizenship form, please bring the following documents:
  • Have your Green Card, Social Security Card, State ID or Driver’s License
  • List of places you have traveled to since you received your residency (Including month, day, and year of travel)
  • List of where you have lived, worked and/ or studied for the past 5 years
  • Information about your spouse including: name, date of birth, social security number,
  • Green Card number and/or date and place your spouse became a citizen (if applicable)
  • Information about your children including address, name, date of birth & green card number (if applicable)
  • If you are married, have your date of marriage available
  • Information about previous marriages for both you and your spouse (if applicable):
  • Date of prior marriage, date the marriage ended and reason the marriage ended.
  • If applicable, information about any arrests: reason for the arrest, date, place and disposition
  • For men only: Selective Service number and date of registration, call (847) 688-6888 if you don’t know
  • Money Order/Cashier’s Check for $680.00 payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security

You may qualify to apply for citizenship at no cost! To determine eligibility, please bring:

  • Your W2 and most recent federal income tax returns
  • Check stubs from the last 30 days.
  • Unemployment checks and letter (if applicable) or
  • LINK, Medical or TANF card with a letter from the agency starting and the date when you receive those benefits.


Volunteers Needed!

You can shine a beam of light, in those moments, when those on the pathway to citizenship are afraid to reach out, do not know who to reach out to, or cannot afford to reach out.  By Committing your time, you can play an important role assisting others to become U.S. citizens and participate in our democracy.

You’ll be working with some of the best volunteers and attorneys, who’ll be assisting with basics like – registering applicants, ushering, assisting with filling forms, getting needed documents together, to legal consultation with an Immigration attorney, completing N-400 naturalization application forms, and fee waiver forms.

If you’ve been looking for a way to play a bigger part in the Community, the Citizenship Workshop is where you need to be.

For more information, contact us at  (763) 439 - 0083 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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Phone: (763) 205 - 1374,
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