If you are over the age of 18, have been a permanent resident for 5 years, or married to a US citizen for 3 years, you can apply to become a naturalized US citizen.
You can find free help online with the citizenship application through CitizenshipWorks.
We are not doing a winter citizenship class, but St. Mark Community Education Programwill have online classes this winter to help prepare for the interview. Registration will start in early January. The classes will start in February. You can sign up for their waitlist to find out when the classes are scheduled.
We’ll be back with a class in the spring.
Student Success Stories
Congratulations to Student C. on receiving her citizenship in February! Her tutor says:
She is filled with pride at her accomplishment, as she should be!
When I met her 4 years ago, she was quite shy and timid about practicing her English and wondered about her overall place in the United States, but she soldiered on. Today, C. is an articulate, confident young woman, she is a certified nursing assistant, she has a beautiful home and family, and for me, she has become a life long friend. I have learned so much from her, about her home country of Rwanda, about the struggles one faces when immigrating to a place very different from the one you grew up in, and about personal courage, grace, and persistence. Our country is a better place because C. is here! I’m proud to have been a part of her journey.
Congratulations also to Student R. on her progress. Student R. has been a long-time LVMont student because she has struggled with a learning disability and was denied educational opportunity in the past. As an adult, she has worked on her reading because of what she missed out on. She and her tutor have been reading about natural history and history, and her tutor reports, “Found an author just right for her: Ann MCGovern. She read If You Sailed on the Mayflower. Thought she was reading too fast—first time reading was not work but something to enjoy and couldn’t wait to see what happened.
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