PRESCOTT, Ariz. — Permanent legal residents who are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship but have not moved forward with the application process are invited to receive free assistance with their paperwork on Oct. 15 at a Citizenship Day Workshop offered by Sacred Heart Parish, Prescott, Ariz.
This is Sacred Heart’s first ever Citizenship Day event, and with the help of dozens of trained volunteers, they will help ease the citizenship application process. The various forms can be overwhelming and diffcult to comprehend. While the assistance from our volunteers is absolutely free, applicants will be required to file a $680 processing fee with the completed citizenship application, payable to the “U.S. Department of Homeland Security.” Applicants who receive “means-tested benefits” may be eligible for a fee-waiver.
To be eligible for U.S. citizenship, a person must, among other requirements:
- Have been a legal permanent resident of the United States for at least five years, or
- Have been married to a U.S. citizen for at least three years and been a legal permanent resident for at least three years.
- Speak, read and write English unless one qualifies for an exemption
- Demonstrate good moral character, especially during the past five years, with no ciminal problems such as DUI/DWI or other felonies.
Individuals interested in receiving assistance on Oct. 15 should start getting their papers together now, and contact Sacred Heart’s Citizenship Hotline at 928-445-3141, extension 323. Applicants who pursue the fee waiver must document their low-income or hardship status. Sacred Heart can provide applicants with a list of the required documents they will be expected to provide on Oct. 15. Sacred Heart volunteers will take ID photos and check over applications. This event is a SAFE PLACE for all who attend.
For more information, contact Mike Johnsen: