Legal Help & Citizenship
California funds programs at community based organizations that help immigrants and refugees who live in California. The programs offer many types of free legal services, as well as information about other services that support immigrants. These organizations can teach you about your rights and some can also give legal advice on how to change your immigration status.
Become a U.S. Citizen
If you are a permanent resident with a Green Card, you may qualify to become U.S. citizen through "naturalization." There are many benefits to U.S. citizenship. U.S. citizens have the right to vote and run for public office. They can also apply for a U.S. passport. We encourage you to find out if you qualify to become a U.S. citizen and learn more about what you need to do to apply.
Legal Help — Services
U.S. Citizenship — Services
Legal Help & Citizenship — State Agencies
Additional Legal Help & Citizenship Resources
Learn About Getting a Green Card
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency offers information for becoming a Permanent Resident of the United States.
Study for the U.S. Citizenship Test
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency offers information about taking the required tests for becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Translated Citizenship Questions
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency offers translations of the questions asked during a naturalization interview.
Free USCIS Information Meetings
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency offers free informational meetings. These meetings are open to the public and include information on the naturalization process.