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Happy New Year!
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*** HEADS UP! ***
- USCIS offices will be closed January 19 and January 20, 2021.
- Due to the increase of covid-19 cases in San Francisco, all interviews scheduled for applicants who do not live in the 10-county Bay Area Region have been cancelled between January 13 and February 11, 2021. Those impacted by this situation will be rescheduled. Mendocino and Lake County are not part of the 10-county Bay Area Region.
 
- Applicants who submit their citizenship application (USCIS Form N-400) to the United States Citizenship Immigration Service (USCIS) on or after December 1, 2020 will have to study the NEW 128 questions.  They will have to answer at least 12 questions correctly in order to pass that portion of their citizenship interview / test.  For more information, go to:
 
***Applicants who submitted their Citizenship Application USCIS Form N-400) prior to December 1, 2020 have to study the "old" set of 100 questions in order to pass that portion of their interview.***
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The scheduled October 2, 2020, Citizenship application (N-400) processing fee increase is on hold until further notice due to an injunction.  The previous application processing fee of $725 is still required.
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- For up-to-date Coronavirus (Covid-19) information from the Center for Disease Control:
 
- For up-to-date Coronavirus information from the California Department of Public Health:
 
- For up-to-date Covid-19 information from the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency:
 
- For up-to-date world data from John Hopkins University's Coronavirus Resource Center:
 
To find out what USCIS is doing related to the Covid-19 pandemic go to:  www.uscis.gov/coronavirus
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USCIS is still accepting applications!
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Citizenship classes have been cancelled. However....
 
=*= Have you had a green card for five years?
Do you speak, read and write in English?
No problems with the law?
You qualify to apply to become a US Citizen.
 
=*= Have you had a green card for three years, been married to a US citizen for those three years, lived with that US citizen for those same three years?
Do you speak, read and write in English?
No Problems with the law?
You qualify to apply to become a US Citizen.
 
=*= Have you had a green card for at least 20 years and you are
at least 50 years old*?
No problems with the law?
You qualify to apply to become a US Citizen.
 
=*= Have you had a green card for at least 15 years and you are
at least 55 years old*?
No Problems with the law?
You qualify to apply to become a US Citizen.
 
=*= Have you had a green card for at least 20 years and are
at least 65 years old*?
No problem with the law?
You qualify to apply to become a US Citizen.
(*The interview / test can be in your native language if you want)
Other options are possible such as military personnel, etc....
 
Interested? Come and see me at Ukiah Adult School,
Classroom 1
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:
8:30am to 11am and 1:00pm to 3:30pm
(1056 North Bush, Ukiah)
 
  Please, bring your Green Card to class and your facial covering.
I will give you a rough draft application packet and instructions
(available in Spanish too!)
 
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      Ukiah Adult School offers fee FREE Citizenship class sessions on Monday evenings.
(Cancelled until further notice)
 
Students are instructed how to properly complete their citizenship applications (USCIS Form N-400).

Students are taught important events in U.S. History; the Constitution and its background; the organization, powers and duties of federal, state and local governments; American institutions and ideals; the privileges, duties and responsibilities of citizenship.

A class session is held every Monday night for five weeks. A new class session starts on the sixth Monday. Class hours are 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Registration takes place during class. It is recommended that students attend all classes available in a session.

Please bring your Legal Permanent Resident card (Green Card) to class.

Sorry, childcare is not available.

For more information, please call Dave Gengoux at (707) 463-5217 or visit the Ukiah Citizenship Web Site
   
The United States Citizenship Immigration Service (USCIS), starting October 2, 2020, the application fee for the N-400 is either $1,170 (mailed in N-400) or $1,160 (N-400 submitted electronically) This fee is required by the USCIS. This fee increase is on hold due to an injunction.  The previous fee is still in play. The help is FREE!
 
**** For all applicants who submit their Citizenship Application (USCIS Form N-400) on or after December 1, 2020.
You may apply for citizenship if:
A. You have had your Legal Permanent Resident Card (Green card) for five (5) years; you can speak, understand, read and write in English.
  • You will need to study all 128 questions and you will need to be able to write up to three sentences and read up to three sentences in English. The officer will ask 20 questions (out of the 128)and you'll have to answer 12 questions correctly in English to pass that portion of the test
  • You have no problems with the law (being on parole or probation is a disqualifying factor
 
B. You are married to a US citizen for the last three (3) years, lived with that citizen for the last three (3) years and have had a Legal Permanent Residence Card (Green card) for the last three (3 ) years and you can speak, understand, read and write in English. 
  • You will need to study all 128 questions and you will need to be able to write up to three sentences and read up to three sentences in English. The officer will ask 20 questions (out of the 128) and you'll have to answer 12 questions correctly in English to pass that portion of the test.
  • You will need to provide USCIS the following information to prove that you qualify  for this option: Marriage certificate, Tax transcripts for the last three (3) years), rental or lease agreement, utility bills showing both your name and your significant other's name, etc
  • You have no problems with the law. (being on parole or probation is a disqualifying factor)
 
C. You are at least 50 years old.  You have had your Legal Permanent Resident Card for 20 years, then you qualify to do your interview in the language of your choice.
  • You will need to study all 128 questions. The officer will ask you 20 questions (out of the 128) and you will have to answer 12 questions correctly in the language of your choice to pass that portion of the test.  The reading and writing part of the interview does not apply.
  • You have no problems with the law (being on parole or probation is a disqualifying factor)
 
D. You are at least 55 years old. You have had your Legal Permanent Resident Card for 15 years, then you qualify to do your interview in the language of your choice.
  • You will need to study all 128 questions. The officer will ask you 20 questions (out of the 128) and you will have to answer 12 questions correctly in the language of your choice to pass that portion of the test. The reading and writing part of the interview does not apply.
  • You have no problems with the law (being on parole or probation is a disqualifying factor)
 
E. You are at least 65 years old.  You have had your Legal Permanent Resident Card for 20 years, then you qualify to do your interview in the language of your choice.
  • You will need to study only 20 of 128 questions. The officer will ask you 10 questions (out of the 20 questions marked with a little black star) you will have to answer 6 questions correctly in the language of your choice to pass that portion of the test. The reading and writing part of the interview does not apply.
  • You have no problems with the law (being on parole or probation is a disqualifying factor)
 
If you are unable to read and/or write in English, please bring a relative or friend to help you fill out the application.
Thank you.
 
Other qualifications may apply such as Military Service.....For more information go to the USCIS homepage: https://www.uscis.gov/n-400
 
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) is not the United States Immigration and Custom Enforcement agency (ICE). Both agencies are found under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) umbrella but they are not the same.
 
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To check for updates, please continue to pay close attention to each field office website at field office websites and the national website for alerts: www.uscis.gov as processes may be changing as the situation changes

As of 04/01/2020, per USCIS San Francisco:

USCIS will provide further updates as the situation develops and will continue to follow CDC guidance in response to this situation. Please visit uscis.gov/coronavirus for updates.

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Citizenship Class Schedule for the 2020 -2021 School has been put on hold due to the pandemic.

 

If interested, come see me and pick up your Citizenship application rough draft and instructions packet.
As of 10/02/2020, the processing time for an N-400 is 12 to 17.5 months long!
 
Each session is 5 Mondays long. 
Each class meets from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Room 1, at Ukiah Adult School.
Registration takes place in class.
Please, bring your Green Card to Class.
EACH CLASS SESSIONS IS FREE!
Sorry, childcare is not available.
The scheduled October 2, 2020 application processing increase is on hold until further notice due to an injunction.
The previous application processing fee of $725 is still required. 
 
To see Ukiah Unified School District's 2020 - 2021 School Calendar (pdf format), visit:
 
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For those of you who are citizens!
If you are not yet registered to vote you can do so online at:
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Fire Season Information

 
California's 2nd Congressional Representative, Jared Huffman's office published its: "Wildfire Resource Guide"
To read that guide (pdf format) go to:
 
Here is the link to A Disaster Readiness Guide from Listos in English (pdf format):
 
Aqui es El Guía de Preparación para Desastres (pdf format)
 
The link to Listos California
 
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