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Mayor Bowser Launches Citizenship Portal

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

(Washington DC) – Today, as part of Immigrant Heritage Month, Mayor Muriel Bowser, in partnership with the National Immigration Forum’s New American Workforce, unveiled a new virtual citizenship portal to help eligible DC residents apply for citizenship and guide them through the naturalization process. Since 2017, Mayor Bowser has partnered with the Forum’s New American Workforce to assist DC residents with the citizenship process.

“This new virtual citizenship portal will simplify the naturalization process and help more of our residents realize their dream of becoming U.S. citizens,” said Mayor Bowser. “As part of our DC values, we will continue to work with local partners to uplift our immigrant community with resources, services, and pathways to prosperity.”

The Forum’s New American Workforce program will guide participants through all application forms via virtual interviews and monthly virtual workshops. Applicants will be advised in case they need assistance from an immigration expert.

Eligible DC residents will also benefit from the Citizenship Fund program that covers the cost of application fees and biometrics, on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please reach out to the National Immigration Forum at (202) 383-5999 or by emailing [email protected].