Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen?
Over one million immigrants arrive in the United States each year and many need assistance navigating the Naturalization process. Our team of D.O.J. Accredited Immigration Specialists and trained instructors have partnered with the Pierce County Library System to host Citizenship Classes that prepare applicants for their citizenship and civics interview.
Over the course of 10-11 weeks, trained instructors and volunteers from Tacoma Community House will help you prepare for the naturalization interview and exam. You will learn information about:
- Naturalization Exam: 100 Questions and answers for the naturalization exam
- Interview format & interview skills
- Fundamentals of American history
- Electoral process
- Foundation of democracy
- Required reading and writing vocabulary
Basic eligibility requirements:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have been a lawful permanent resident for the past 5 years (3 if married to a U.S. Citizen)
- Have been living in the U.S. for 2.5 of the past 5 years (1.5 if married to a U.S. Citizen)
- Have not been outside of the U.S. for one year or more
- Be a person of good moral character
- Can read, write, and speak basic English
- Other eligibility factors and conditions apply
Application assistance and citizenship classes are currently provided at no charge to the public with the support of the following funding: U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Grant Award Number DHS-16-CIS-010-002 and by Department of Social and Health Services Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance contract number 1713-95241.
How to Enroll
Those who are interested in participating in Citizenship Classes MUST attend an information session at Tacoma Community House to determine eligibility (1314 S. L Street, Tacoma, WA). See our calendar for upcoming information sessions!
- Required: Please bring your Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card) and photo ID/Drivers License to the information session.
- Those interested in completion of application for naturalization need to call TCH to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a D.O.J. accredited case manager.
Jesus Pinedo, BIA Accredited Immigration Specialist