Learn about how to become a U.S. citizen and find information about the naturalization process, including requirements, test, and interview. Check out our list of resources below for all of your citizenship needs. Select a tab to view and expand that set of resources.
Visit the Citizenship Corner on the 2nd floor of the San Mateo Main Library to take free pamphlets, handouts, and study guides, or borrow our citizenship materials with your library card.
|Asian Law Alliance|
Asian Law Alliance, established in 1977, is a non-profit organization providing equal access to the justice system for Asian Pacific Islander and low-income populations in the Silicon Valley. Their mission is to provide legal counseling, community education and community organizing. They promote self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and a better quality of life for all.
|Bay Area Legal Aid|
Bay Area Legal Aid's San Mateo County Office provides free legal assistance to low-income domestic violence survivors in San Mateo County in the areas of family law, immigration law, housing law, and economic justice law. Bay Area Legal Aid assists in immigration issues faced by domestic violence survivors, such as Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
|Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County|
Provides legal advice and counsel on civil matters to low income individuals, families and groups. Provide pro-bono immigration services to teen parents and their families who have been victims with assistance and representation on immigration applications such as VAWA, U-visa's, DACA, deportation defense, etc.
A list of some of the titles available at Citizenship Corner on the 2nd floor of the San Mateo Main Library.
|Pro Citizen - En Español |
Use esta base de datos para prepararse para las partes de educacion civica, lectura, y escritura del Examen de Naturalizacion de los Estados Unidos.
|Recursos Para Hispanohablantes |
Recursos en español para adultos: Mejore sus habilidades escritas, orales y gramaticales, prepárese para el examen de GED®, prepárese para la ciudadanía americana, y más.
U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization
Find study materials and resources to become a U.S. citizen.
N-300 | Application to File Declaration of Intention
Use this form if you are a permanent resident and want to declare your intent to become a U.S. citizen.
N-400 | Application for Naturalization
Use this form to apply for U.S. citizenship.
N-470 | Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes
Use this form if you are a lawful permanent resident who must leave the United States for a period of one year or longer for certain employment purposes and you want to preserve your status as an immigrant to pursue naturalization.
I-942 | Request for Reduced Fee
Use this form to request a reduced filing fee for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, if your documented annual household income is greater than 150 percent but not more than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines at the time you file.