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Citizenship Classes

*** HEADS UP! ***      USCIS is proposing a fee increase for next year! 
The current application fee of $640 may go up to $1,170 in 2020!
To read (or comment on) the actual fee increase proposal visit:
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The first class session, for 2020, starts
January 6, 2020
Room 1, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm at Ukiah Adult School
(1056 North Bush, Ukiah)
  Please, bring your Green Card to class.
 
 Ukiah Adult School offers fee FREE Citizenship class sessions Monday evenings.
 
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) (Go to: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript), rental or lease agreement, utility bills showing both your name and your significant other's name, ....
-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: 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 umbrella but they are not the same.
 
Citizenship Class Schedule
Spring 2020
Session 1: 01/06 - 02/10
(No Class 01/20, it's Martin Luther King Jr.'s Day)
Session 2: 02/24 - 03/23
Session 3: 03/30 - 05/11
(No Class 04/06 and 04/13, it's Spring Break)
(Last Class session for the 2019 - 2020 school year)
 
As of 09/12/2019, the processing time for an N-400 is 15.5 to 17 months long!
 
Each session is 5 Monday long. 
Each class meets from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, 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)
The application fee will go up in 2020.  The implementation date for that fee increase is unknown at this time.
To see Ukiah Unified School District's 2019 - 2020 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 (since January 7)
Question 47: the speaker the House of Representatives is Nancy Pelosi (since January 3)