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     Citizenship & Naturalization
Becoming a U.S. Citizen
Classes
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Frequently Asked Questions
Green Cards
Diversity Visa Lottery
Visas
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More Frequently Asked Questions

Immigrants in Minnesota

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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
2901 Metro Drive, Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55425
Directions, public transportation, and other information
You must have an appointment to visit this office. Use InfoPass to schedule an appointment.

APPLICATION SUPPORT CENTER
1360 University Ave. Suite 103
St. Paul, MN 55104
Hours, directions, and other information
There are no direct filings of applications at an ASC. The only after filing service that is provided by an ASC is fingerprinting. Fingerprinting services are by appointment only and are related to an application for an immigration benefit. You will be notified about an ASC appointment by mail.

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.


Forms and Photos

LOCATING FORMS
General information on immigration forms
Forms to download
Forms by mail
Forms by phone

PRINTING FORMS
Forms may be printed using computers at any Hennepin County Library location. The cost is 10¢ per page.

ELECTRONIC FILING
Electronic filing may be completed using a personal computer and Internet access. Please note that while e-filing may be done at Hennepin County Library workstations, the process may take over an hour to complete, and time limits may apply. Library staff can assist in getting started but are not qualified to assist with filing or to offer legal advice.

Be aware that library PCs are public access machines and not personal computers. Hennepin County Library is not responsible for any liability that may occur as a result of the disclosure of financial or other personal information over the system.

File My Application Online (E-Filing)
Avoiding Common E-Filing Mistakes

SCANNING
Scanners are available at all Hennepin County libraries, EXCEPT Osseo, Oxboro, Penn Lake, Southeast, Sumner, and Washburn. Using Computers at the Library


Legal Assistance

Volunteer Lawyers Network
600 Nicollet Mall, Ste. 390A
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 752-6677
Serves low-income Hennepin County residents.
No charge for services.
Call for an intake or referral; no walk-in services.
Servicios para la gente que habla español en VLN

LawHelpMN.org
Sources of legal assistance, information, and community contacts.
Español ~ Hmoob ~ Somali

Minnesota Immigration Law Clinics Calendar

Find an Attorney
Referral sources for finding attorneys in Minnesota, including low-income options.


Citizenship & Naturalization

BECOMING A U.S. CITIZEN
Citizenship
Information from the USCIS

Citizenship Instruction
Links to many online resources from the Minnesota Literacy Council

CLASSES
Minnesota Literacy Council
Call 1-800-222-1990 or search online for free classes for adults.
Se habla español. Llame para información: 1-800-222-1990.

International Institute of Minnesota - Citizenship Services
Free classes. For further information or to make an appointment, call 651-647-0191 ext. 307.

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.

Citizenship Handouts
Questions on the N-400 application form, as well as history and government questions

LearningExpressLibrary
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.
Subscription purchased with funding from Hennepin County property taxes.

Ben's Guide to U.S. Government
For children and teens who want to learn about the U.S. government and how it works. The "Grades 9-12" section is helpful for citizenship exam study, with historical documents and information about branches of government, how laws are made, elections, and more.

Study guide books are available to check out from the library.
Search the Hennepin County Library Catalog or
Ask Us for help.


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.

Do you have books about immigration and citizenship that I can check out?
The library has many books on immigration and citizenship that you can check out. Search the Library Catalog for these subjects:
Citizenship
Emigration and Immigration law
Or Ask Us for help.


Immigrants in Minnesota

Twin Cities Immigrant Orientation Resources
The Orientation Guide includes basic immigration and legal information, public benefits, social services, healthcare, and more. Available in English, Somali, and Spanish.

Latinos in Minnesota
Graphs and tables using 2000 Census data provided by the Chicano Latino Affairs Council.

HACER, Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research
HACER is an independent, non-profit organization that conducts research to serve Latino advocacy efforts. Several research publications on the Latino communities in Minnesota are available to view or download.

Minnesota State Demographic Publications - Immigration
Publications, media releases, and links from Minnesota's State Demographic Center.


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.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Department of Homeland Security

OTHER
Mexican Consulate in St. Paul
Consulado de México en Saint Paul

797 East 7th St.
Saint Paul MN, 55106
Línea de información 651-772-4084 (information)
Protección y Emergencias 651-772-4417 (emergencies)


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