Citizenship Workshop Requirements

Who qualifies for U.S. citizenship?

To be eligible, you must:

• Be at least 18 years old and be a permanent legal resident, who has lived in the U.S. continuously for 5 years, or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen.
• Speak, read and write basic English, or be older than 55 years.
• Have no convictions for any felonies.

What information and documents MUST YOU BRING with you to the workshops?

Applicants for Naturalization must bring ORIGINALS of their:

  • Green card (Permanent Resident Card)
  • Additional ID: Passport, I-90, TX Driver’s License, Social Security Card
  • Court Dispositions (including immigration court) and/or Arrest /ICE records (if Applicable)
  • Most recent federal tax return 1040 and/or other proof of income
  • Marriage Certificate, divorce decrees and/or child support agreements (if Applicable)
  • Proof of current receipt of public benefits ( ex: Food Stamps / SSI ), (if Applicable)

Additionally, Naturalization applicants must bring the following information:

  • A list of addresses from the last five years including specific moving dates
  • A list of schools attended and jobs worked for the last five years including specific dates
  • A list of all trips outside the United States in the past five years
  • Information on your children and current spouse including name, DOB, USCIS#, & address


What services can you obtain from BONDING AGAINST ADVERSITY at the workshop?

Bonding Against Adversity provides the following services:

• Information about the requirements and process to become a U.S. citizen.
• Assistance to complete the N-400 Application for U.S. Citizenship form, if you are eligible.
• Assistance to apply for a fee waiver, if you are eligible.
• Private legal consultation, by a volunteer attorney, or referral to attorneys at your cost. The legal services provided at this event are general information and are no replacement of private counsel.
• Information about Citizenship classes, ESL English classes, and other community resources.
• Study materials for a mock citizenship interview and the 100 Questions USCIS test.
• Information about future citizenship workshops and classes as well as other immigration issues.
• Appointments for private consultation at their office, if needed.