Citizenship Classes

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Over one million immigrants arrive in the United States each year, and many need assistance navigating the naturalization process. Our team of Department of Justice (D.O.J.) Accredited Immigration Specialists and trained instructors have partnered with the Pierce County Library System to host Citizenship Classes to prepare you for your citizenship interview and civics exam.

Update: We are currently offering one Citizenship Class – it is via Zoom platform taught by the trained instructor. You can attend from home via computer, tablet, lap top or even phone. Unfortunately, we do not offer in person classes at this time. We will return to in person instruction once the state allows up to 20 students in the room.

  • 100 questions and answers for the naturalization exam
  • Interview format and interview skills
  • Fundamentals of American history
  • Required reading and writing vocabulary
  • Foundations of democracy and the electoral process

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. More details provided when you attend an information session.

Cost (Free)

All citizenship services—including citizenship education and application preparation assistance—are FREE to all members of the community. Free services are made possible by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant Number 18CICET00056-01-00: FY2018 Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Program: Citizenship Instruction and Naturalization Services Program.

How to Enroll

  • Complete and email the enrollment packet
  • Email required documents:
    • Photo ID/Driver License and Lawful Permanent Residency (Green) Card – both sides
Download Packet

Contact

Yana Cosme, Immigration Services Manager (D.O.J. Accredited)
ycosme@tacomacommunityhouse.org
253-383-3951

NEED HELP?

If you do not wish to attend Citizenship Classes but still need assistance completing your naturalization paperwork, please call (253) 383-3951 to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a D.O.J. Accredited Immigration Specialist.