partnerships with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee
Rights, the New Americans Initiative, and the State of Illinois,
Instituto operates the largest citizenship preparation program in the
State. Instituto firmly believes that an educated citizen will
significantly contribute to the general welfare of the country. By
acquiring citizenship and exercising their right to vote, Latina/o
immigrants can actively participate in the democratic process and enjoy
the best of what their new country has to offer. Instituto also
recognizes that becoming a citizen has tangible benefits – immigrants
who learn English and become U.S. citizens increase their annual family
income by approximately $10,000.
Citizenship Preparation Department administers services that help
permanent residents to become U.S. citizens through:
the naturalization (N-400) and citizenship derivatives (N-600)
by appointment and through bi-monthly workshops;
citizenship classes in the morning and evening 4 times a week,
including Saturdays to better accommodate applicant’s schedules;
- Offering preparation courses in EL;
- Civics (i.e. history and government structure of the U.S.), plus citizenship individualized tutoring;
- Including computer-based technology sessions within the Citizenship classes.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
is now processing Deferred Action applications and is encouraging
anyone interested to come meet with a BIA Accredited Representative to
determine if they are eligible to apply, and if so, complete their
Click here to see if you are a good candidate for DACA.
Click here to download the DACA Application.
Instituto has the largest N-400 processing team in Illinois and
experienced representatives who can assist participants in the
Instituto’s Citizenship Department provides office appointments.
Please call for an appointment at (773) 890-0055, or email our
department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our offices are located at 2555 S.
Blue Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60608.