Naturalization/Citizenship

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If you cannot afford the filing fee or other court costs, you may qualify to have these fees and costs waived by the court.

Read about where to file your lawsuit or case. Information on jurisdiction and venue.

This section will give you general guidelines for how to best prepare yourself for court.

Form fees, eligibility requirements, fee waiver eligibility, required documents, and mailing addresses vary depending on the form you are filing and why you are filing.

Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

Use your application receipt number to check your case status online.

Information about the test to become a citizen.

In order to apply for a Green Card, you must be eligible under one of the categories listed below. Once you find the category that may fit your situation, click on the link provided to get information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether your family members can also apply with you.

This interactive map and search engine that will help you find legal assistance near you.

You may file an appeal on some unfavorable decisions to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

A comprehensive resource on how ICE raids work, your rights, and what you and your community can do to stop criminalization and deportation.

You can use this dictionary to quickly look up a definition or explanation for a topic.

Everyone inside the U.S. has certain legal rights, regardless of your immigration status.

Information on the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship, an overview of the naturalization process, and eligibility requirements.

By filing online you can submit and view certain benefit requests, receive electronic notification of decisions, and receive real-time case status updates.

The Attorney General's guide on avoiding scams targeting immigrants and their families in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Check out these frequently asked questions to find your answer about TPS for Haitians.

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Download your immigration forms online.

Recognizing that some applicants cannot pay the filing fees, USCIS established a fee waiver process for certain forms and benefit types.

Easy-to-use flash cards and vocabulary lists.

Field Offices handle scheduled interviews on non-asylum related applications.

About certificates of citizenship and passports.

Immigration Equality's expert legal staff prepared and is proud to share this legal library so that LGBTQ immigrants, their loved ones and their representatives can find the accurate and relevant legal information they need.

Exceptions, accommodations, modifications to requirements.

During the naturalization interview, applicants will be asked up to 1 questions from the list of 1 questions in English.

Short lessons about the country's history and government.