Citizen Resources

Citizenship & Naturalization

HOW TO BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN

Citizenship Information from the USCIS

New Citizen Resource Center

NEW CITIZEN RESOURCE MULTILINGUAL CENTER

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

INFORMATION BY PHONE
National Customer Service Center - 1 (800) 375-5283

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

 

More Resources

U.S. GOVERNMENT
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, and Vietnamese, and several other languages.

 

INTERACTIVE RESOURCE FOR LEARNING US HISTORY AND CIVICS FOR THE CITIZENSHIP TEST

 

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.