Professionals to help with citizenship applications on May 19

Rebecca Nowalski
Vhoysy Alvarez, of East Windsor via the Philippines, receives his certificate from USCIS Newark District Director John Thompson. (Photo by Rebecca Nowalski)

A free Community Citizenship Day Event will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on May 19, by appointment only, at Parsons Elementary School, 899 Hollywood St., North Brunswick.

Experienced lawyers and immigration professionals will help complete applications.

Must be a resident of the United States for five years, or three years if married and living with the same citizen; remain in the United States for at least half of the five years or three years prior to the application; be at least 18 years old; and be of good moral character.

Bring a lawful permanent resident card; current and expired passports and a list of trips outside the United States from the past five years; addresses of home, work and school from the past five years; children’s information such as dates of birth and addresses; marital history; any information pertinent to arrests and evidence of fine payments over $500.

Applicants pay a $725 fee to UCSIS, which will not be collected during the event. Applicants who are low income eligible may be able to apply for a waiver.

To register, call 888-839-8682 or visit