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June 24, 2014 > Free citizenship assistance event

Free citizenship assistance event

Submitted By City of Hayward

The Bay Area is home to nearly 540,000 residents eligible to apply for citizenship. On Saturday, June 28, the City of Hayward and East Bay Naturalization Collaborative will host an event to help make those residentsÕ American dream a reality.

The event, at Hayward City Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will provide attendees with access to trained attorneys, accredited representatives and volunteers to provide free assistance with naturalization applications. This is an especially valuable resource, as the new naturalization (N-400) application has recently doubled in length. If eligible, participants may also apply for an application fee waiver. If approved, they will not have to pay the $680 application fee to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

ÒThis is a tremendous opportunity for people to take the next step toward securing their U.S. citizenship,Ó said City of Hayward Neighborhood Services Manager David Korth. ÒPursuing citizenship can be a daunting process and weÕre just happy to help bring folks together with the resources they need, provided by the East Bay Naturalization Collective.Ó

Those seeking citizenship assistance are strongly encouraged to pre-register for this free event. Registered individuals will be given priority status over those who simply walk-in, however all are welcome. Registration can be done online or over the phone. To register in different languages, please call the appropriate agency that provides the language support needed:
English and Spanish: Call ÒYa Es HoraÓ hotline, 1 (888) 839-8682
All Asian languages: Call API Legal Outreach, (510) 251-2846
Farsi and Dari: Call International Institute of the Bay Area, (510) 894-3639

Citizenship Assistance Event
Saturday, Jun 28
9 a.m. Ð 4 p.m.
Hayward City Hall
777 B Street, Hayward
1 (888) 839-8682

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