I. Washington Law Help Forms
A, Applying for naturalization – forms, instructions, and help
In this section of WashingtonLawHelp.org you will find naturalization forms, instructions and help with this process. View their Resources for Immigrants Guide or browse individual resources. Popular forms and packets include the following:
Information about and for DACA recipients.
This publication describes the requirements and process for naturalization in the United States.
The SPL (Seattle Public Library) provides citizenship forms and civics study guides in many languages.
Forms required to apply for citizenship.
B. Citizenship and naturalization – general information
In this section of WashingtonLawHelp.org you will find general legal information and resources about citizenship and naturalization in the U.S. View their Resources for Immigrants Guide or browse individual resources. Popular forms and packets include the following:
This website will help you to answer questions about your eligibility for citizenship through naturalization. It will also help you to understand the naturalization process and prepare for the naturalization tests.
Common questions about the naturalization process and children are answered in this publication.
C. Citizenship through military service
In this section of WashingtonLawHelp.org you will find general legal information and resources about obtaining citizenship in the U.S. through military service.
Instructions for form N-426, which is used by an applicant for naturalization to request that the Department of Defense verify the applicant’s military or naval service.
If you are a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible to apply for citizenship under special provisions provided for in the Immigration and Nationality Act.
D. How to manage money
This section of WashingtonLawHelp.org focuses on legal information, guides, and checklists on how to manage money. Popular guides and checklists include the following:
If you’re interested in opening a bank or credit union account, you can use this guide and checklist to make sure you have the required paperwork before opening your account.
Have you received a paycheck but aren’t sure whether to cash it or put it into a bank account? This guide provides information about receiving wages or payments. You can use this guide to compare the benefits and risks of getting paid in cash, with a check, by direct deposit, or on a card.
If you’re trying to decide which financial services are right for you, this guide provides information about common transactions, including ATM cash withdrawals and debit card purchases.
Are you trying to decide whether to pay your rent by check or credit card? Take a look at this guide to compare the benefits and risks of paying regular and one-time bills by check or money order, by direct debit, online, or in cash.
General information about which bills you should pay first when you are having trouble paying all of your debts.
E. Public benefits for immigrants and refugees
In this section of WashingtonLawHelp.org you will find general legal information and resources about public benefits for immigrants and refugees in Washington state. View their Resources for Immigrants Guide or browse individual resources. Popular forms and packets include the following:
This publication explains what benefits you may be eligible for if you are an immigrant who is not considered to be lawfully present in the U.S.
Read this to decide if and when to use public assistance for yourself or your family members.
Information about the application process to receive public assistance.
This publication explains what public benefits you may be eligible for if you have lawful permanent resident (“green card”) status because a family member filed a family visa petition for you. People who get their status this way are referred to as “family visa beneficiaries.”
This publication will tell you what benefits you may be eligible for if you are a refugee, asylee, etc.
F. Other immigration issues
In this section of WashingtonLawHelp.org you will find general legal information and resources about family and other immigration issues. View their Resources for Immigrants Guide or browse individual resources. Popular forms and packets include the following:
Every family should have a Family Preparedness Plan. While it is our hope that you never have to use your plan, it is a good practice to have one in place to help reduce the stress of the unexpected. This packet will help everyone create a Family Preparedness Plan, regardless of immigration status. However, because of the additional challenges immigrant and mixed status families face, we also have additional advice for immigrants.
A temporary parental consent agreement gives temporary permission to a trusted caregiver to make decisions for the children like obtaining medical and dental care or enrolling a child in school. It may also grant permission to travel across international borders with the children. This form was created specifically for immigrant families.
This power of attorney form was created specifically for immigrants who are detained through enforcement of immigration law or otherwise incarcerated.
The Unaccompanied Children Resource Center offers free legal resources and information for advocates and immigrants. Children and their families or guardians can find out more by clicking on “Do you need legal help?”
If you are being hurt by your husband, you may be eligible for legal status without his cooperation. You have the right to be free from violence in your home. This publication provides important information on what you can do to protect you and your family.
II. Other Helpful Resources
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services free forms for download.
Providing education, advocacy, and immigration legal services for persons of low income in Washington State.
From the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs.
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