Friday, June 29, 2007

Pelosi Sponsors Naturalization Workshop

Dear Friends:

On Saturday, July 21, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will host a citizenship workshop in San Francisco to provide free assistance to residents who are eligible to become American citizens. With the cost of filing fees scheduled to increase from $400 to $675 on July 28, we are urging all eligible residents to attend.

For most immigrants, becoming a United States’ citizen is the culmination of many years of hard work. Yet many permanent residents who are eligible to apply for citizenship fail to do so because they do not know they are eligible, do not know where to begin the process, or cannot afford to hire someone to assist them with the complicated form.

Speaker Pelosi's Citizenship Workshop will take place on Saturday, July 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street (at Polk Street), 4th Floor, in San Francisco.

Please circulate the attached flyer (information is also below) to your networks and anyone you believe would be eligible to apply for citizenship, and do not hesitate to contact me if you would like more information.

Thank you,

Dan Bernal, District Director
Office of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House
415-556-4862

Speaker of the House Invites You to a

CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP

Saturday, July 21, 2007
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
99 Grove Street (at Polk Street) 4th Floor
San Francisco

BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN BEFORE FILING FEES INCREASE FROM $400 to $675 AFTER JULY 28, 2007

Eligible applicants will receive free assistance with their citizenship applications at the workshop as time permits. Participants can also obtain answers to questions regarding their applications or the citizenship process.

To be eligible to apply for citizenship you MUST meet the following requirements:

Be a legal permanent resident for at least 5 years (3 years if married to a US citizen)

Speak, read, and write basic English (unless you have a serious disability or you have held your green card more than 15 years and are over 55 years old)

To complete your application on site you MUST bring the following:

Your green card, Social Security card, and state ID or driver’s license

All passports you have used since you received your green card, with a list of places you have traveled outside the USA, including dates of departure and return

A list of addresses where you have lived and worked for the past 5 years, with dates

Information about your spouse (if any), including name, date of birth, social security number, alien number and/or date of naturalization

Information about your children (if any): name, address, date of birth, alien number

Information about spouses from previous marriages (if any), including date of marriage and date the marriage ended

Information about any arrests, including reason for the arrest, date, place and court disposition

For men who arrived in the USA before age 26: Selective Service number & registration date

Check or Money order made out to Dept. of Homeland Security for $400, and $10 in cash for photos

For more information or to RSVP please call Congresswoman Pelosi’s office at 888-841-8801

RSVP IS ENCOURAGED

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