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Civic Integration Programs


Citizenship and Immigration

US Together offers a variety of citizenship and immigration services as part of our core mission to promote civic integration. US Together is Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accredited to offer over 20 immigration services, including free citizenship courses and applications for naturalization, often at reduced cost. Learn more about the process below, and how you can get started with the help our experienced staff.

The Naturalization Process - Becoming a U.S Citizen

The 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution declares all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States. US Together works directly with clients to set them on a path toward citizenship. Our organization provides immigration services to refugees, new immigrants, and low-income applicants.


Trends in Naturalization:

  • Approximately 575,000 people are naturalized each year.

  • The top 7 countries are Mexico, India, Philippines, People’s Republic of China, Vietnam, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 18 years old

  • Continuous residence in the United States

  • Physical presence in the United States

  • Time living where the application is filed

  • Good moral character

  • Knowledge of English and civics

  • Attachment to the U.S. Constitution

  • Lawful Permanent Resident


Our citizenship teachers and case managers are dedicated to assisting clients through the naturalization process.

Pictured: Layla Banaie, Volunteer Coordinator and Citizenship Teacher, with client.


Who Can Apply

US Together Inc. was recognized and accredited by the BIA on July 10, 2012. In 2018, we received a total of 463 applicants. As long as applicants meet certain requirements, including participation in our citizenship class, their application fee is waived. Other immigration services fees vary from case to case. Some services can be waived or reduced if clients can demonstrate financial eligibility for a full or partial fee waiver. If an application is subsequently filed or a case is opened, the consultation fee will be applied toward the cost of the services provided.


Citizenship Courses

Our citizenship courses are open and free to all permanent legal residents with a minimum of four years in the United States. Throughout the course, our teachers cover topics such as civic engagement, interview questions for naturalization, and conversational English. Each course includes assistance with N-400 (immigration application) and provides a handbook, CD, and flashcards for studying.


Specific Immigration Services We Offer

  • I-730: Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition

  • I-134: Affidavit of Support

  • I-765: Employment Authorization

  • 1-912: Request for Fee Waiver

  • 1-751: Removal of Conditions on Residence

  • G-639: FOIA (Copy of Immigration File from USCIS)

  • Immigration Consultation

  • Request for Evidence

  • Translation of Documents

  • Formatting of Translated Documents

  • Representation at USCIS Interview

  • N-400: Naturalization/Citizenship

  • N-600: Certificate of Citizenship for Minor Children of U.S Citizens

  • N-565: Replacement of Naturalization Certificate

  • I-485: Adjustment of Status

  • 245 (a): Adjustment of Status of Nonimmigrant

  • I-90: Replacement of Green Card

  • I-102: Replacement of 1-94

  • I-130: Petition for Relative

  • I-129: Fiance Petition

  • I-131:Travel Document


How to Apply

Call our Columbus office at 614-437-9941. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis every Monday at 1415 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43229.


Programs by Office

US Together is proud to offer programs through local offices in three cities around Ohio. Click on your city to learn more about the services available closest to you.


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