Citizenship Resources

Citizenship & Naturalization

 

How to Become a U.S. Citizen

Citizenship Information from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

General information about U.S. citizenship

 

New Citizen Resource Center

Educational tools and resources for citizenship preparation

 

New Citizen Resource Multilingual Center

USCIS information in many world languages

 

Citizenshipworks

Citizenshipworks is a free online service that helps you apply for citizenship, step-by-step. We will tell you about any potential problems with your application and connect you to the expert help you need, either online or in person. We also tell you what other documents you need to submit, and what to expect after you apply.

 

N-400 Application for Naturalization - USCIS

 

Exam Preparation
USCIS Citizenship Resource Center: Study for the Test
Includes civics questions, vocabulary lists, flash cards, audio, video and other resources. Also includes resources for teachers.


Learning Express Library
Practice taking tests online, including U.S. citizenship, TOEFL, adult basic skills, civil service, and many more. A registered library card is required to create an account.

 

Preparing for the Oath

Interactive resource for learning U.S. history and civics for the citizenship test.

 

Questions for the Naturalization Test
An applicant must answer six out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test.

Scoring Guidelines of the USCIS Naturalization Test

 

USCIS Civics Test Study Tools Apps

USCIS Civics Test Study Tools is an official application of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), designed to help you study for the civics test portion of the naturalization interview. 

iTunes app

Google Play app


Immigrant & Refugee Rights

 

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights


Immi

Immi connects immigrants with nonprofit legal experts across the U.S. and provides a comprehensive resource for understanding U.S. immigration law.

 

Immigration Advocates Network (IAN)

IAN promotes more effective and efficient communication, collaboration, and services among immigration advocates and organizations by providing free, easily accessible and comprehensive online resources and tools.

 



Contact U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)

 

Appointments
Use InfoPass to make or cancel an appointment with an immigration officer. How to use InfoPass

 

USCIS District Office
101 West Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605
Directions, public transportation, and other information

You must have an appointment to visit this office. Use InfoPass to schedule an appointment.

 

USCIS Chicago Office
Offices sometimes closed due to bad weather or unexpected events. During bad weather, call 312.239.5555 before traveling to make sure they are open.

 

Information by Phone
National Customer Service Center 

800.375.5283

Case Status
If you have an application receipt number, you can check the status of your case online. Also available in Spanish.


More Resources


WelcometoUSA.gov
The U.S. Government’s official web portal for new immigrants with information about citizenship, education, healthcare, benefits, employment, personal finance, and more.


Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants
A publication from the USCIS for new permanent residents, containing “practical information to help immigrants settle into everyday life in the United States.” Available in English, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Vietnamese and several other languages.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a green card?

See information about Green Cards (Permanent Residence) from the USCIS.

When is the Diversity Visa Lottery and what are the requirements to apply?

See information about the Diversity Visa Lottery from the U.S. Department of State.

How do I get a travel visa?

See Travel.State.Gov for information about travel for U.S. citizens and visas for foreign citizens from the U.S. Department of State.