Register for Free May 31 Citizenship Assistance Workshop

May 18, 2015

New York residents can receive free and confidential legal and citizenship application assistance at a workshop scheduled for Sunday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EDT) at Saint Leo’s Church in Flushing, Queens.  The workshop is free, but individuals must register in advance to attend.  The church is located at 104-05 49th Avenue in Flushing, Queens 11368.

The CWS Immigration and Refugee Program is sponsoring the workshop with Faith in New York, an interfaith federation of churches that represents 70,000 families in the New York area, and the New Americans Campaign, a national collaborative dedicated to helping immigrant New Yorkers become U.S. citizens.

Qualified attorneys will provide free information, legal assistance and naturalization application assistance to help individuals complete the naturalization application form.  Attendees also will receive information about their eligibility for application fee waivers, or how to access fee assistance programs.

Registration is a must and appointments are available throughout the day.  The first 50 persons to register will be guaranteed an appointment.  To register call 212-870-2814.

Registrants should bring the following documents to the workshop: Green card and passport; child’s green card; copy of most recent IRS tax return; marriage certificate or divorce papers (if applicable); certified dispositions and MTA disposition letter (if applicable).

To determine eligibility for the application fee waiver, registrants should bring all of the following documents that apply to you: SNAP award letter (call 718-722-8009 to request one); SSI award letter (call 800-772-1213 to request one); Medicaid award letter (call 212-695-0541 for information).

In addition, if you have ever been arrested you will need to bring a certificate of disposition for each arrest, which can be obtained from the clerk of the court in the county, borough or city where you were arrested.  If you have ever received an MTA citation you will need to obtain a disposition letter from the MTA Adjustment Bureau, located at 29 Gallatin Place, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, N.Y., 11201.

For answers to other questions call (212) 870 2814 or email your questions to

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Media Contact: Lucy Baez, CWS,, (212) 870-2497