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U.S. Citizenship and Immigaration Services
Ask Questions "Live" with Emma
Meet “Emma,” a computer-generated assistant who can answer your questions and even take you to the right spot on our website.
What Can Emma Do?
Emma answers questions based on your own words; you don't need to know “government speak”. She also knows a lot of common search terms. She can:
Guide you through the website.
Find information based on the questions and search terms you use. Emma will always type out her answers, but if you have the sound on, she’ll also talk to you. Below her answer, she might also offer information related to your question. For now, Emma works best on your desktop computer or laptop, but soon she’ll work just as well on mobile devices. To start chatting with Emma, click the “Ask a Question” link in the upper right corner of the USCIS home page.
Latest US Citizenship Information
Find out how to check on immigration status and how to get a "green card" and how to fill out popular forms, including the I 130 and I 485.
Contact U. S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
Use INFOPASS online to make an appointment with an immigration officer at your local district office.
The USCIS office that serves the 08401 area is the: Mount Laurel Field Office, 530 Fellowship Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054. In order to visit this office or to speak with an Immigration Information Officer, you must have an appointment scheduled by USCIS, or you must schedule an INFOPASS appointment, on the USCIS website.
Study for the Naturalization Test
100 Civics Questions
Provides links to the official list of 100 Civics Questions and Answers in English, Spanish and Chinese, plus other study materials.
Citizenship study guide
This FREE study guide prepares you to ace the redesigned naturalization exam or citizenship test with quizzes, flashcards and practice exercises on the 100 USCIS sample questions and answers. Also offers audio, written and multiple choice interactive tests, all online and available 24/7.
Naturalization Self Test
The naturalization self test is a study tool to help test your knowledge of U.S. history and government. The actual civics test is NOT a multiple choice test. The civics test is an oral test. During the naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. This is the online version of the test.
Study Materials for the English Test
The English test contains three parts: reading, writing, and speaking. For the reading portion, you must read one out of three sentences correctly. For the writing test, you must write one out of three sentences correctly. Several study tools are available to help you prepare. Certain applicants, due to age and time as a permanent resident, are exempt from the English requirements for naturalization and may take the civics test in the language of their choice. For more information, see exceptions and accommodations.
Use these resources in the library as a guest or from any internet connection with your library card.
Tutor.com: Use Adult Career Resources for study guides for the citizenship test. Tutoring is also available for adults taking the citizenship test Tutoring is available from 3 to 10 p.m. every day, including Sundays.
Learning Express Library: Study for the U.S. Citizenship Exam. (English and Spanish)
CitizenshipWorks provides easy-to-use online tools to help low and moderate-income individuals to prepare for the naturalization process and tests.
US Green Card Lottery
Electronic Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card)
The 2017 Diversity Visa program (Green Card Lottery) is now open. The entry submission period for DV-2017 is from 12:00PM EDT October 1, 2015 to 12:00PM EST on November 3, 2015. The entry form will only be available for submission during this period and this period only. Entries will NOT be accepted by mail. After reading the instructions, scroll down and click on “Begin Entry” to enter the DV Lottery.
Local Citizenship Classes
Free Citizenship Classes are being offered by the Atlantic City Parent Resource Center at the Sovereign Ave. school; please call 609-344-8809, x. 5081 for more information.
Books Not to Miss
Becoming a U. S. Citizen by
Publication Date: 2016-09-30
This 2014 edition offers sample questions from the test for becoming a naturalized citizen, and surveys the information about American history and government covered by the exam.
Examen de Ciudadania Americana Espanol y Ingles by
Publication Date: 2014-05-09
Now in an updated 2014 edition, Becoming a U.S. Citizen is a resource covering the latest laws and government policies involved in legally earning American citizenship. Chapters clearly explain how to find out whether one is eligible for citizenship, evaluate the risks and rewards of applying for citizenship, fill out application forms, prepare for the citizenship exam and for interviews, and deal with setbacks in the process. Also covered are how to take advantage of special benefits and procedures if one is disabled, in the military, or the spouse of a U.S. citizen. Author Ilona Bray, J.D. is an expert in immigration law, and skilled at communicating legal concepts in "layman's" terms.
Study Guide for the US Citizenship Test in English and Spanish by
Publication Date: 2018-01-05
Fiancé & Marriage Visas makes obtaining a visa and green card as painless as possible. It helps you make sure you're really eligible and decide the fastest and best application strategy -- whether you're married or unmarried, living in the U.S. or overseas. With this friendly, comprehensive book, you can:
. Understand the immigration process
. Adopt the best application strategy
. Make your way through the bureaucracy
. Collect, prepare, and manage paperwork
. Prepare for meetings with U.S. officials
. Learn how to prove your marriage is real
. Deal with the two-year testing period
. Find out what to do if your application is denied
Plus, Fiancé & Marriage Visas gives you helpful advice on protecting and renewing your green-card status. It also provides samples of essential forms to guide you, and shows you how to find them online.