Immigration Forms

I. Washington Law Help Forms

A, Applying for naturalization – forms, instructions, and help

Applying for naturalization – forms, instruction, and  help

In this section of WashingtonLawHelp.org you will find naturalization forms, instructions and help with this process. View their Resources for Immigrants Guide or browse individual resources. Popular forms and packets include the following:

Advisory Regarding DACA Program After Presidential Election

Community Advisory Opinion issued by NWIRP (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project) on 11/22/2016.

Common Questions about Naturalization

This publication describes the requirements and process for naturalization in the United States.

Citizenship Help

The SPL (Seattle  Public Library) provides citizenship forms and civics study guides in many languages.

Form N-400 Application for Naturalization

N-400 is an application for citizenship (naturalization).

Naturalization Application Forms & Instructions

Forms required to apply for citizenship.

B. Citizenship and naturalization – general information

Citizenship and naturalization – general information

In this section of WashingtonLawHelp.org you will find general legal information and resources about citizenship and naturalization in the U.S. View their Resources for Immigrants Guide or browse individual resources. Popular forms and packets include the following:

Advisory Regarding DACA Program After Presidential Election

Community Advisory Opinion issued by NWIRP (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project) on 11/22/2016.

CitizenshipWorks

This website will help you to answer questions about your eligibility for citizenship through naturalization. It will also help you to understand the naturalization process and prepare for the naturalization tests.

Dual Citizenship & U.S. Citizenship

This list is based on the best current information. Some countries don’t acknowledge foreign citizenship at all. Others have various restrictions regarding losing or acquiring dual citizenship and for that reason are not listed below. If you are concerned about losing your present citizenship when you naturalize as a U.S. citizen, speak to a representative of your government before filing for naturalization.

Naturalization & Children: Common Questions:

Common questions about the naturalization process and children are answered in this publication.

Own the Dream Website

Use this online tool to help you determine whether you are eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

C. Citizenship through military service

Citizenship through military service

In this section of WashingtonLawHelp.org you will find general legal information and resources about obtaining citizenship in the U.S. through military service.

Form N-400 Application for Naturalization

N-400 is an application for citizenship (naturalization).

Instructions for Form N-426 Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service

Instructions for form N-426, which is used by an applicant for naturalization to request that the Department of Defense verify the applicant’s military or naval service.

Naturalization Information for Military Personnel

If you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible to apply for citizenship under special provisions provided for in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

D. How to manage money

How to manage money

This section of WashingtonLawHelp.org focuses on legal information, guides, and checklists on how to manage money. Popular guides and checklists include the following:

Checklist for opening an account

If you’re interested in opening a bank or credit union account, you can use this guide and checklist to make sure you have the required paperwork before opening your account.

Ways to receive your money

Have you received a paycheck but aren’t sure whether to cash it or put it into a bank account? This guide provides information about receiving wages or payments. You can use this guide to compare the benefits and risks of getting paid in cash, with a check, by direct deposit, or on a card.

Selecting financial products and services

If you’re trying to decide which financial services are right for you, this guide provides information about common transactions, including ATM cash withdrawals and debit card purchases.

Ways to pay your bills

Are you trying to decide whether to pay your rent by check or credit card? Take a look at this guide to compare the benefits and risks of paying regular and one-time bills by check or money order, by direct debit, online, or in cash.

Prioritizing debt: which bills do I pay first?

General information about which bills you should pay first when you are having trouble paying all of your debts.

E. Public benefits for immigrants and refugees

Public benefits for immigrants and refugees

In this section of WashingtonLawHelp.org you will find general legal information and resources about public benefits for immigrants and refugees in Washington state. View their Resources for Immigrants Guide or browse individual resources. Popular forms and packets include the following:

Washington Public Assistance for Immigrants Who Are Not Lawfully Present

This publication explains what benefits you may be eligible for if you are an immigrant who is not considered to be lawfully present in the U.S.

Public Charge: When is it safe for immigrants to use public benefits?

Free legal information and self-help materials that provide information about non criminal legal problems affecting low-income people in Washington state.

Applying for public assistance

Information about the application process to receive public assistance.

Washington public assistance for lawfully present non-citizens

This publication explains what public benefits you may be eligible for if you have lawful permanent resident (“green card”) status because a family member filed a family visa petition for you. People who get their status this way are referred to as “family visa beneficiaries.”

Washington public assistance for victims of trafficking

This publication will tell you what benefits you may be eligible for if you are a victim of trafficking.

F. Other immigration issues

Other immigration issues

In this section of WashingtonLawHelp.org you will find general legal information and resources about family and other immigration issues. View their Resources for Immigrants Guide or browse individual resources. Popular forms and packets include the following:

Immigrant Safety Plan for Youth and Children

This information was gathered to help families who are facing potential detainment or deportation of parents with children (children with or without status). This packet identifies information you should collect and contains some of the forms you should have ready.

Family Preparedness Plan

Every family should have a Family Preparedness Plan. While it is our hope that you never have to use your plan, it is a good practice to have one in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected. This packet will help everyone create a Family Preparedness Plan, regardless of immigration status. However, because of the additional challenges immigrant and mixed status families face, we also have additional advice for immigrants.

Children Safety Planning and Temporary Parental Consent Agreement

A temporary parental consent agreement gives temporary permission to a trusted caregiver to make decisions for the children like obtaining medical and dental care or enrolling a child in school. It may also grant permission to travel across international borders with the children. This form was created specifically for immigrant families.

Durable Power of Attorney for Finances

This power of attorney form was created specifically for immigrants who are detained through enforcement of immigration law or otherwise incarcerated.

Unaccompanied Children Resource Center

The Unaccompanied Children Resource Center offers free legal resources and information for advocates and immigrants. Children and their families or guardians can find out more by clicking on “Do you need legal help?”

Domestic Violence: Questions and Answers for Immigrant and Refugee Women

If you are being hurt by your husband, you may be eligible for legal status without his cooperation. You have the right to be free from violence in your home. This publication provides important information on what you can do to protect you and your family.

School Rights of Immigrant and Refugee Children and their Parents in Washington State

All children living in the United States have a right to go to public school free through 12th grade no matter what their immigration status. This publication explains this and other school rights.

II. Other Helpful Resources

Immigration Forms from USCIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services free forms for download.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)

Providing education, advocacy, and immigration legal services for persons of low income in Washington State.

Passport Information & Applications

From the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.

News & Updates from the Library

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