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Helping Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens

KWA’s Center for Citizenship and Immigration Services (CCIS) exists to primarily help immigrants and refugees become United States citizens.

The center's services include defending and advancing the rights of immigrants and refugees through community education, advocacy, and immigration legal services, especially those with low income. Since March 1997, CCIS has helped nearly 2,200 people become naturalized.

KWA naturalization instructor Vera Wedde says that there are many reasons why immigrants should become citizens. “The main benefit,” she believes, “is getting a job – or getting a higher paying job.”

Naturalization Services

CCIS offers assistance in the following areas:
-Naturalization application process
-Assistance with N400 application and translation service
-Citizenship English classes for very beginner to advanced
-Citizenship classes in six (6) languages:

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  • Korean
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian   
  • Cambodian
  • Vietnamese
-Escort to Application Support Center and CIS interview
-Civic question sheet for citizenship interview
-Citizenship interview preparation and practice
-Last minute interview practice and interview checklist

For More Information

There are many benefits to becoming a U.S. citizen. KWA offers naturalization and citizenship classes at various locations throughout the Puget Sound. Call 253-535-4202 or toll-free 1-888-508-2780 for details.


Tacoma        (253) 538-8353     123 E 96th Street Tacoma, WA 98445

Vancouver    (360) 906-0577     5601 E 18th Street # 101 Vancouver, WA 98661