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Citizenship Classes

 
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Here is the link to A Disaster Readiness Guide from Listos in English (pdf format):
 
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the link to Listos California
 
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USCIS Offices are slowly re-opening.
The re-opening of said offices will be gradual and may take some time.  So, be patient.
 
For more information go to: www.uscis.gov/coronavirus
 
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)
Starting August 17, 2020
  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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*** HEADS UP! ***     
USCIS will increase fees for the processing of N-400s stating October 2, 2020! 
The current application fee of $640 will go up to $1,170
The total, for a mailed in N-400 will be $1,170
The total for submitting an N-400 electronically will be $10 cheaper at $1,160
The $85 is apparently included in the total.
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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) application fee for the N-400 is $725 ($640 for processing your N-400 + $85 (biometrics/fingerprints). This fee is required by the USCIS.  The class is FREE!
 
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 100 questions and you will need to be able to write up to three sentences and read up to three sentences in English.
  • 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 100 questions and you will need to be able to write up to three sentences and read up to three sentences in English.
  • 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 100 questions. 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 100 questions. 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 the 100 questions. 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 08/25/2020, 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 N-400 (Citizenship application) fee is $725 ($640 for processing the application by USCIS + $85 for biometrics)
Starting October 2, 2020, The total N-400 application fee will go up to $1,255 for mailed in N-400s and $1,245 for N-400s submitted electronically.
 
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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*** To those in the process of becoming citizens, up-date study

questions 43 and 47

***Question 43: the Governor of the State of California is Gavin Newsom

***Question 47: the speaker the House of Representatives is Nancy Pelosi