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National Immigration Forum’s Program

The District is proud to enter into its second year of partnership with, “The National Immigration Forum’s program, New American Workforce! The District of Columbia Government is dedicated to making citizenship services more readily available to District employees, their families, and hundreds of others who live or work in Washington, D.C. In partnership with the National Immigration Forum, we are helping District employees become naturalized American citizens, if eligible. To support this effort, agencies may authorize administrative leave for employees to take part in one of the sponsored 2019 Citizenship Workshops.

Employees who wish to attend one of the citizenship workshops sponsored by the Executive Office of the Mayor, and provided by the National Immigration Forum (through the New American Workforce Project), may be granted no more than two hours of administrative leave to attend one of the workshops listed in the next section. If an employee requires more than two hours of leave, the employee must request and be approved for annual leave, leave without pay, compensatory time off, or exempt time off, as appropriate.

At the informational workshop, experienced immigration professionals will discuss the benefits of citizenship, eligibility requirements for citizenship, and the citizenship process.


The workshop help with answer questions, such as:
 Am I eligible for citizenship?
How much does it cost?
Where can I study for the citizenship test? And more.

 

Those eligible to apply for citizenship, will then receive free legal help filling out a citizenship application.
Employees who wish to attend one of the below citizenship workshops may be granted no more than two hours of administrative leave to attend one of the workshops. If an employee requires more than two hours of leave, the employee must request and be approved for annual leave, leave without pay, compensatory time off, or exempt time off, as appropriate.

 

If you, or your family members, are interested in applying for U.S. citizenship, please call (202) 383-5999 to register.