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9.28.2009

apalc hosts citizenship application workshop

This weekend in Los Angeles, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center is hosting a citizen application workshop, where staff attorneys and trained volunteers will help attendees complete the application form. APALC will then review the applications and file them with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Here's APALC's press release:
APALC Hosts Citizenship Application Workshop

Los Angeles - The Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) will host a citizenship application workshop on Saturday, October 3, 2009, at its office located at 1145 Wilshire Blvd. in downtown Los Angeles. The workshop runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Appointments are required and may be made by calling (213)977-7500 ext. 247 (English) or (714)530-9155 (Korean and English).

At the workshop, APALC staff, pro bono attorneys, and trained volunteers help attendees complete the application form. APALC then reviews the applications and files them with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS). Applicants will receive a study guide to prepare for their citizenship interview, civics exam, and English test.

The service is provided for just $60 per applicant, which is $20 off APALC’s regular charge for application assistance. Proceeds generated by this program enable the organization to continue making this service available to the community. Attendees must also bring the $675 CIS application/biometrics fee, two passport-style photos, and a copy of their green card.

Before making an appointment for the workshop, prospective applicants should check their qualifications for naturalization (particularly their English skills) by visiting the CIS webpage www.uscis.gov/naturalization.

Once an appointment is made, APALC will send the applicant a list of information and documents to bring to the workshop to ensure an efficient and pleasant application experience.
Maybe you or someone you know could use some help in applying for U.S. citizenship. The point of this workshop is to make that process a little smoother. That's this Saturday, October 3, 9:00am-12:00pm at the APALC office in downtown Los Angeles. Appointments are required, so make arrangements to attend by calling (213)977-7500 ext. 247 (English) or (714)530-9155 (Korean and English).