About New Citizen Campaign
More than 100,000 immigrants and refugees living in Seattle and King County are eligible to become citizens. The New Citizen Campaign was created to make it easier for eligible residents to obtain citizenship. Our website provides information and resources in one central location to help you:
- Learn about the citizenship process
- Prepare for upcoming citizenship workshops and clinics
- Find a local organization that provides services in your native language
- Find ESL and civics classes
- Study for the test on your own
- Get a loan to pay the application fees
New Citizen Campaign offers citizenship application assistance through workshops and clinics, as well as one-on-one services through the New Citizen Program.
Workshops and clinics
These are free for all lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders) who meet the basic eligibility criteria for citizenship. Volunteer lawyers, interpreters, and other immigration experts will help determine if you are eligible, assist you with your application, and answer any questions you have.
More information about upcoming workshops and how to gather necessary documents is available here. You can also read up on the citizenship process and check your English and civics skills in advance.
New Citizen Program
The New Citizen Program provides free services to low-income immigrants and refugees living in Seattle/King County through a consortium of 13 local service organization.
Most services are bilingual and tailored to the specific needs of participants, with a focus on those who are elderly, have limited English skills, or cannot read or write. Services include citizenship instruction/tutoring, interview preparation, assistance with submitting applications/waivers, and referrals for legal assistance.
Services are available in Mandarin, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Cantonese, Tongan, Samoan, Korean, Somali, Amharic, Tigrinya, Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Moldavian, Spanish, Burmese, Polish, French, and Arabic.
Our NCP partner organizations are below:
Still have questions? Check out these helpful resources below.
Citizenship Success Stories (New Americans Campaign) New Citizen Program (PDF)