Free Citizenship Application Assistance at the Union on Jan. 12

MELS attorney Joan Foy helps members like Ferdous Ahmed on their path to citizenship. Photo: Clarence Elie-Rivera

Do you need help applying for citizenship? The union can help.

The DC 37 Citizenship Committee, City Council Member Margaret Chin and CUNY Citizenship Now invite you to attend an event for FREE Citizenship Application Assistance at DC 37 union headquarters at 125 Barclay Street, in Manhattan, on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. Members and the community must call 646-664-9400 to get an appointment and to be prescreened. Experienced Lawyers and immigration professionals will assist you with your application.

You must meet the following requirements:

  • Reside in the United States as a permanent resident for five years (three if living with and married to the same U.S. citizen)
  • Live in the United States for half of the five years or three years period.
  • You are at least 18 years old.

What to bring:

  • Green card and all passports for the last five years.
  • Home addresses for the last 5 or three years,
  • School/employment history for the last five or three years.
  • Your children’s information (date of birth, A#, addresses),
  • Your marital history.
  • Certified dispositions for any arrests, tickets, citations or MTA disposition letter for each incident.

Please note: Although this counseling session is free, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires a $725 fee in order to file for citizenship. Call 646-664-9400 to see if you qualify for a fee waiver, and please do not bring any form of payment to the counseling session.

The DC 37 Blog is an online publication of District Council 37, AFSCME, which represents 121,000 public service workers in New York City and the surrounding areas.


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