Naturalization and Citizenship

Legal Information

  • A Guide to Naturalization

    This Guide is to help people understand the naturalization process. It is for people 18 years or older who want to become citizens. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) created this Guide to provide better and more consistent information to people interested in naturalization. Content Detail

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
  • Become a United States Citizen

    This web page provides basic information about the process for becoming a United States citizen. Content Detail

    The American Immigration Law Foundation
  • Check Your Immigration Status Online

    If you have an application receipt number, you can check the status of your case online. Content Detail

    U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service
  • How Can An Immigration Lawyer Help You?

    If you or a family member is interested in living in the United States, you may need someone who can help you understand U.S. immigration laws and who can help you apply for legal status. This page will help you decide if you need an immigration lawyer and what you need to know to choose a qualified lawyer or authorized representative. Lawyers will tell you what to expect up front. They will warn you of the risks and possibilities that can reasonably be expected. Content Detail

    American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Make an Appointment with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

    Make an Online Appointment with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Content Detail

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • Public Charge Fact Sheet

    Information for immigrants who receive public benefits and are trying to get a green card. PDF document (may load slowly). Content Detail

    South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
  • U.S. Passports

    The Passport Services Office provides information and services to American citizens about how to obtain, replace or change a passport. A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer. A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries. Only the U.S. Department of State has the authority to grant, issue or verify United States passports. This web site contains more information about U.S. passports. Content Detail

    U.S. Department of State
  • Immigration Lawhelp was designed to address the lack of reliable information available to low-income immigrants by providing an easy-to-use online directory of legal services providers. In addition to the ability to search for nonprofit legal services by state, county, and detention facility, the website allows users to find organizations by languages spoken, types of legal and other services provided, and specific areas of legal assistance. It is available in English and Spanish. Content Detail

    Immigration Advocated Network (IAN)