Citizenship Preparation Classes

Citizenship Preparation Classes are held throughout the year at various locations in Berks County.

The next series will be held:

October 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2017, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.  

Literacy Council office, Joan M. Breisch Adult Learning Center

35 S. Dwight St., West Lawn, PA  19609

Registration for Citizenship Preparation Classes is required. Participants will be asked to fill out registration forms when they come to class for the first time.

You can register for the class online by clicking here.

INFORMATION COVERED IN CLASSES:
– The process, fees, and application for citizenship (including information about the N-400 form, fingerprinting, and photographs for USCIS)
– Basic American history and government needed for the USCIS interview, using the 100 standard questions and answers used in the USCIS interview
– A videotape of USCIS interviews, showing what is expected of the applicant in reading, writing, understanding, and speaking English for the USCIS interview
– Location of the Naturalization Ceremony

ELIGIBILITY FOR CITIZENSHIP
1. Applicant must be at least 18 years old;
2. Applicant must have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for a continuous five-year period;
3. Applicant must be able to read, write, and speak basic English;
4. Applicant must have knowledge of U.S. history and government;
5. Applicant must be a person of good moral character — for example, one who has paid his/her taxes and not have been convicted of a serious crime.

Citizenship Resources:

Do you need information about naturalization? Do you qualify? Do you need help studying?

Check these sites for assistance:

United States Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (Govt.).
o Find out about new or changed government rules and regulations.
o Check your eligibility, study for the test, or practice your English.

Citizenship Study Guide