United States Citizenship in 2020

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A diverse crowd of people takes the oath of United States citizenship

If you know someone who is eligible and considering applying for United States citizenship, the time to do it is now. Fees are expected to increase in 2020, fee waivers may be discontinued, and the processing time for applications is currently 8-10 months, so to have a chance to vote in the 2020 elections, you must act quickly.

Local resources in Boerne, Kendall County, and nearby areas can help you with the steps to becoming a United States citizen.

Meet the requirements

The basic requirements to apply for U.S. citizenship are:

  1. Be at least 18 years old
  2. Have a green card (legal permanent resident status) for at least 3 or 5 years
  3. Be a person of good moral character
  4. Live in the U.S. for at least 18 or 30 months prior to applying
  5. Be able to read, write, and speak basic English
  6. Have knowledge of U.S. history and civics

For more details on each of these requirements, visit the Guide to US Citizenship Requirements from boundless.com.

Apply for naturalization

Legal permanent residents apply for naturalization using form N-400. Here are upcoming events in San Antonio where you can get help completing the application:

  • February 1, 2020: Free Citizenship Clinic at the YWCA Olga Madrid Center, 503 Castroville Rd in San Antonio
    • Workshop runs 9am-2pm but application services are limited to the first 100 people, so please arrive early
    • For more information call 210-590-1844 ext 1022
  • February 29, 2020: Free Citizenship Clinic at the South San ISD Administration Building, 5622 Ray Ellison Blvd in San Antonio
    • Workshop runs 9am-2pm but application services are limited to the first 75-100 people, so please arrive early
    • For more information contact Erika González at American Gateways, 210-521-4768 ext 233 or email erikag@americangateways.org

Prepare for the English test

Classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) can help you improve English skills and prepare for the United States citizenship test.

Prepare for the citizenship test

Citizenship classes help improve knowledge of U.S. history and government, to prepare you for the civics test you must pass to become a U.S. citizen.

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