Citizenship Support

Center for New Americans can help you apply for citizenship.

Our immigration attorney will provide representation through the naturalization process.

With assistance from dedicated volunteers, we help you to complete the citizenship application.

We can match you with a citizenship tutor. We also provide resources to help you prepare for your interview.

You can also witness a naturalization ceremony at our annual naturalization on July 4th in Northampton.

Applying for Citizenship

Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) may apply to become citizens of the U.S. after five years (three years if married to a U.S. citizen for those three years).

If you want to become a citizen of the U.S. there are things you might need. It is a good idea to keep all of the following in a safe place:

  • Copies of all immigration applications/petitions (I-485, refugee/asylum forms) you have submitted with the supporting documents
  • Tax returns
  • Birth certificates of all children (with certified English translations, if possible)
  • Certificates of marriage and final divorce decrees, if any (with certified English translations, if possible)
  • All your passports – current and expired
  • Record of all travel outside the U.S., the countries visited, the dates left and returned (passports aren’t always stamped or easy to read)
  • List of all groups (political, professional, religious, etc.) to which you have belonged – purpose, dates, location
  • Addresses where you have lived – the dates you moved in and moved out
  • Employment and schools– the name and addresses of the companies where you have worked or the schools attended, the dates you started and finished, and occupation at each job
  • Record of all traffic tickets, police encounters, date, location, outcome, copies of any reports
  • Certified court documents if you had to appear in court

IMPORTANT: Center for New Americans offers qualified legal permanent residents (LPRs or green card holders) free assistance to apply for U.S. citizenship.

Process for Citizenship Support


Call or email Center for New Americans (CNA).


Get scheduled for an intake.


Immigration attorney reviews the intake.


We contact you to schedule you an appointment to an upcoming Citizenship Clinic 


At the Citizenship Clinic, a community volunteer will complete a questionnaire with you, we will gather your documents, and you will have a consultation with the immigration attorney

Citizenship Preparation Resources

Citizenship Resource Center
The official U.S. government website. It has tools, sample tests, videos of interviews, study materials, and links to other resources, including a Multilingual Resource Center.

US Citizenship Podcast
Audio, video, blog posts, and other resources to study for the U.S. citizenship interview.

An online center for information and education for refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants and welcoming communities.

USCIS Mobile Apps
USCIS: Civics Test Study Tools is an official application of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), designed to help you study for the civics test portion of the naturalization interview.

US Citizenship Mobile Apps (with audio)
Features flash cards for all 100 questions as well as audio for all questions and answers.


15th annual July 4th naturalization!

Center for New Americans held our 15th annual naturalization ceremony on July 4th.