Citizenship Class

Citizenship Test Preparation Class

Harvard Street Campus

Choose one of the following schedule options:
Tuesdays 9:00am-11:45am
Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:00pm
Saturdays 9:30am-12:30pm

The Citizenship class prepares students to pass the test to become naturalized citizens of the United States. Students learn about U.S. history, government, and citizen rights and responsibilities.

Program Benefits
  • Referrals to legal assistance
  • Financial help with N-400 fees if eligible
  • Online learning


Class Requirements
  • Proof of living in D.C., Maryland or Virginia (read below for a list of acceptable documents)
  • Eligible for ESL 3 or higher (unless student already applied to take the citizenship exam)
  • Must be eligible to apply for citizenship within 6 months
  • Advising session


Document Requirements

Washington, D.C. Residents

ONE (1) ORIGINAL of the following items
Document Must Include
Pay Stub · DC tax withholding for current tax year
· Dated within the past 45 days
 Unexpired Letter confirming Financial Assistance from the DC Government
(Ex: TANF, Medicaid, DC Alliance, Supplemental Security Income)
· Dated within the past 12 months
Tax Form D40 · Certified by DC Office of Tax and Revenue
· Evidence of payment of DC taxes for prior tax year
Embassy Letter · Proof of living on embassy property
· Embassy address
· Official embassy seal
OR IF YOU CANNOT provide one of the previous documents,
you may bring TWO (2) ORIGINALS of the following:
· Unexpired DC motor vehicle registration
· Unexpired lease or rental agreement and receipt dated within 2 months of registration
· Unexpired DC motor vehicle operator’s permit
· One utility bill and receipt from within 2 months (only gas, electric, and water bills are acceptable)


Maryland and Virginia Residents

Maryland residents must present one (1) recent residency document (within the last 60 days) that reflects both name and Maryland or Virginia street address. Such documents include:

  1. Government-issued photo ID (unexpired) such as a driver’s license, learner’s permit, or ID.
  2. Unexpired residential lease or property deed or real property tax bill or tax assessment
  3. Recent* utility bill with home residential address (gas, water, electric, landline phone, cell phone, cable/satellite TV, home security system)
  4. Recent* pay stub
  5. Recent* letter from the government/court (government assistance, notice from USCIS, appointments). Must bring envelope and contents. Can be letter from local, state, or federal government
  6. Recent* bank, credit union or credit card statement
  7. Recent* pay stub
  8. Recent* Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, or SSA benefits statements
  9. Recent* health insurance bills or medical bills
  10. Recent* mortgage, home equity, or student loan statements
  11. Unexpired homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
  12. Current car registration

*Recent = within last 60 days