Want to become a citizen? Start the process this Saturday Morning in Jersey City


We Are One New Jersey, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing social and legal services that educate, empower and uplift working families will be hosting a Citizenship/DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Clinic this Saturday January 31st, from 10:00AM-5:00PM at 830 Bergen Avenue in Jersey City. New Jersey is home to an estimated 8.9 million people, including 21 % who were born outside the United States. Pro-bono attorneys will be assisting attendees with their citizenship applications absolutely free of charge. Priority will be given to those who register for an appointment. To reserve your spot for this clinic, you are strongly urged to call (201) 209-2839 or you can e-mail the organization at: info@weareonenj.org

For those attending, it is important to bring the following documents to expedite the process:

* Legal Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)

* Driver’s License or ID card with photo

* Social Security Card

* List of all your places of residency over the past 5 years and the dates you lived in each place of residency

* List of all your employers and their addresses over the last 5 years, in addition to, the dates of employment

* Current and expired passports, any travel itineraries?boarding passes

* List with the complete names, dates of birth, home addresses and Alien # (if applicable) of all children

* Copy of each child’s birth certificate (if available)

* Certified court disposition and arrest report from police (if applicable)

* Most recent income tax return

If you are seeking U.S. Citizenship based on marriage, please bring the following:

* All marriage and divorce certificates

* Proof that your spouse has been a Legal Permanent Resident for at least 3 years

* Proof that you and your spouse share the same address (bank statements, etc.)

* Lease agreements or mortgages and income tax returns for the past 3 years

* Court order authorizing name change (if you have changed your name through the courts)

Hudson County is home to 93,000 Legal Permanent Residents, who are eligible to become U.S. Citizens, but may lack the financial resources and/or the English-language skills to fulfill their pursuit of full citizenship. Attendees are advised to arrive early because street parking may be limited. 

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