All our immigration services are free of charge and provided by immigration counselors accredited by the US Dept. of Justice.  Call us today for a free consultation at (213) 251 – 4311


What is Naturalization?

Naturalization is the process to become a U.S. citizen if you were born outside of the United States. If you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. citizen either at birth or after birth.

What are the Requirements?

To apply for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age at the time you file the application;

  • Have been a lawful permanent resident for the past three or five years (depending on which naturalization category you are applying under);

  • Have continuous residence and physical presence in the United States;

  • Be able to read, write, and speak basic English;

  • Demonstrate good moral character;

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government;

  • Demonstrate a loyalty to the principles of the U.S. Constitution; and

  • Be willing to take the Oath of Allegiance.

Some benefits of becoming a U.S. Citizen

  • Ability to vote 

  • Access to government benefits 

  • Eligibility for federal jobs 

  • Eligibility for federal grants 

  • Serve on a jury

  • Travel with a U.S. passport 

  • Protection from removal

  • File family petitions 

  • U.S. Citizenship for children

  • Availability for fee waiver

We offer FREE citizenship application services to qualified applicants during our weekly citizenship workshops. Workshop information can be found on our calendar. (link to calendar). To make an appointment for one of our citizenship workshops, please leave a message on our hotline at 213-251-3476 and your call be returned within one business day.


Free Citizenship Classes

Our Citizenship Education Program offers free English as a Second Language (ESL)-based Civics classes to prepare naturalization applicants to take the citizenship test in English.

Our citizenship classes offer unique benefits such as: a special presentation by a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) representative; a tour of the USCIS field office; priority seating at your citizenship oath ceremony; and free USCIS study materials.

For more information or to enroll in one of our classes, please contact or call 213-251-3529




Our multi-cultural and bi-lingual immigration attorneys and Department of Justice (DOJ)-accredited immigration counselors provide a variety of free or low-cost, family-based immigration services.

For information or to schedule an appointment, please call us at 213-251-3411.  

DACA Services

Our Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program protects young immigrants by offering free application renewal assistance.

Green Card Services

We offer low-cost adjustment of status and green card renewal services for lawful permanent residents.

Family Reunification Services

We assist with uniting family members through our low-cost family reunification program. Spouses, parents, children, siblings and fiancés of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents can apply.

Travel Permits/Advance Parole

Services are provided for people on probation, asylees, those with temporary protection status (TPS), and others who are eligible to travel outside of the United States.


Propia cuenta
Fuerzas armadas
5 años de residencia permanente
3 años de residente permanente
Calificaciones varían
  • Identificación del estado, tarjeta de residencia y seguro social
  • Pasaporte
  • Información sobre su marido/esposa
  • Información sobre sus hijos
  • Disposición de la corte
Naturalization Requirements
As Individual
Spouse Sponsorship
Military Service
5 years of
permanent residency
3 years of
permanent residency
Reasons may vary
  • CA (State) identification card, permanent resident card, and social security
  • Passport
  • Spouse information
  • Children information
  • Court disposition

  • I-821D Application packet for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • I-821, I-765, I-765 WS (Application for Temporary Protected Status and Work Permit)
  • I-912 Fee Waiver
  • I-918 Petition for Nonimmigrant Status (U Visa)
  • I-90 (Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card)
  • I-102 (Application for Replacement/Initial arrival-departure document)
  • I-134 (Affidavit of Support)
  • I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization)
  • G-639 (Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request)
  • I-131 Advance Parole
  • Simple US CIS Interview

Safe Release Services

Our Safe Release program helps reunite detained unaccompanied minors with their families. Our experienced team assists family-member sponsors in processing necessary documents and fingerprints, and provides a wide array of community referrals and resources to help the sponsor and the child. 


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P.O. Box 15095, Los Angeles, CA 90015
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