Citizenship-Immigration Resources

Immigration

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs
Find General Visa Information from the official information
source on United States (U.S.) visa policy and procedures
for temporary visitors and immigrants.

Travel.state.gov 

Find information on visa types, qualifications, Frequently Asked Questions, and more

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
The official source for all citizenship and immigration forms.


Resources for New Immigrants

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services guide “Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants”
A comprehensive guide containing practical information to help immigrants settle into everyday life in the United States, as well as basic civics information that introduces new immigrants to the U.S. system of government. This guide is available in 14 languages. 

Learn About the United States of America
Facts about America, symbols & culture, the flag, holidays, information about foreign-born residents, immigration resources, and more from USA.gov.

Life in the USA Magazine
A commercial online magazine for helping newcomers to this country to learn about customs and cultures here, with sections on everyday life (manners, clothing, sports, health and hygiene), business, education, shopping, and more.

NJ 2-1-1: New Jersey’s Community Resource Phone or Website Guide 
A comprehensive statewide directory of social service agencies, nonprofits, and faith-based community organizations by phone, website search, live chat, or by dialing 2-1- 1 from any phone. This service is free, 24/7, TTY, and multilingual.

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

 

Welcome to the USA
Information about immigration and citizenship, government services, finding employment, money & finances United States history and much more.

Federal Citizenship Information Center
A site containing links to available federal information in other languages including Arabic, Korean, Hindi, Urdu, Chinese, Polish, Tagalog, Vietnamese and many more

Citizenship for Permanent Residents
Eligibility Requirements from the USCIS for becoming a U.S. citizen. Information and study materials for the Redesigned Naturalization Test.

Preparing for the Naturalization Test

Naturalization Test
Information about the Naturalization Test from the USCIS, Study Materials and Naturalization Self-Test

USCIS New Naturalization Self Test Practice questions

Civics and Citizenship Study Materials Civics Flash Cards

Learning Express:  U.S. Citizenship Exam Preparation
(under “U.S. Citizenship”). Registration and library card #  required.

 

Citizenship Preparation Classes

East Brunswick Adult Basic Skills
East Brunswick High School
380 Cranbury Rd.
East Brunswick, NJ  08816
732-613-6989
732-613-6984
Office Hours: 8-3

ESL & citizenship preparation, Also offers Adult Basic Skills, GED, Literacy: reading, writing, mathematics, Basic Skills: reading writing, mathematics (level above literacy),.  Open to NJ residents 16 and up (not enrolled in public school.)  Classes are free, GED test is $25.  Contact Donna Guskind for appointment.

Perth Amboy Adult School 
178 Barracks Street
Perth Amboy NJ
08861 732-376 6240
Citizenship programs for English for the Foreign Born students, a Civic Education program and assistance with preparation of citizenship applications. Also offers GED English & GED Spanish programs, Adult Basic Education and ESL programs, Adult High School programs.  Provides assistance with resumes and cover letters; provides access to internet for job searching and posting resumes. Registration is required; office hours from 8-3 Must be 18 or older.  16 and 17 may register with parental consent.

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey Immigration and Refugee Program 
189 S. Broad St
Trenton, NJ 08601
609-393-4900
LSM/NJ offers civics and citizenship classes for immigrants as well as an ESL Program for newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers to provide them with survival English language skills needed to function in the workplace and in the community.

Legal and Advocacy Organizations for Immigrants

American Civil Liberties Union Immigrants’ Rights Project
News about laws affecting immigrants and refugees, in English and en Español.

U.S. Dept. of Justice List of Free Legal Service Providers in NJ 
A list of free or low-cost legal services and/or referrals for such services to indigent individuals in immigration removal proceedings.

American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights
This Newark-based program increases both “the information available to immigrants, service providers and other communities on immigration laws and rights through education and trainings” and “the ability of immigrants to access legal services through the provision of “Know Your Rights” presentations, legal services and referrals.” Click here for a bilingual brochure on immigrant workers’ rights.

American Immigration Lawyers Association
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is a national bar association of attorneys specializing in immigration law. Visit here to find a lawyer by specialty, language, and zip code.

Catholic Charities Immigration Services
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark
Bishop Francis Center for Immigration Services
976 Broad Street
Newark, NJ 07102
(973) 733-3516
The Refugee & Immigration Assistance program provides assistance to
clients with immigration problems by providing inexpensive fee-for-service
legal assistance in all phases of immigration and naturalization proceedings,
representation in deportation or exclusion proceedings before the Immigration
Court, and assistance in any matter involving immigration and citizenship.
There is a $40 consultation fee, and additional fees may apply depending on the type of work needed.

Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey Immigration and Refugee Program 
189 S. Broad St
Trenton, NJ 08601
609-393-4900
LSM/NJ offers an ESL Program for newly arrived refugees and asylum seekers to provide them with survival English language skills needed to function in the workplace and in the community. LSM/NJ also offers civics and citizenship classes for immigrants provides a full range of high-quality immigration legal assistance and counseling to low-income immigrants, including: immigration legal services, refugee resettlement LSM/NJ provides a full range of supportive services to newly arrived refugees during their first few months in this country to help ensure the transition from refugee camp to the U.S. is successful. LSM/NJ provides basic support services for newly arrived refugees, including: housing, counseling, interpreting, English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction, and finding gainful employment

The Boaz Community Corporation
Paterson St.
New Brunswick, NJ
732.220.1535.
Free clinic hours: M 9-7 and Thursday 9-5
A not-for-profit community development organization dedicated to providing education and counseling on immigration and family law matters in the central New Jersey area. The Boaz Community Corporation’s offices are located within the Christ Church of New Brunswick Provides free immigration and family law legal services.  Free clinic hours: M 9-7 and Thursday 9-5

Immigration Representation Project
Legal Services of NJ
100 Metroplex Drive
Ste 402
Edison NJ 08818
Provides legal representation to immigrants, especially those seeking asylum, battered women self-petitioning for lawful permanent resident status, and legal permanent residents who must clear their records to open the way to naturalization

Manavi
P.O. Box 3103
New Brunswick; NJ 08903
Phone (732) 435-1414
A New Jersey-based women’s rights organization that works to end all forms of violence against South Asian women living in the U.S. “South Asian” women are those who identify themselves as being from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka Provides services for South Asian women who are victims of any form of violence. Services include: individual counseling, legal clinics & referrals, support groups, court & medical accompaniments, and a transitional home.

National Immigration Forum
A website useful for its news of current events and recent laws relevant to immigrants and refugees.