Citizenship / Immigration

The West Hartford Public Libraries have many study guides and information resources for US citizenship available to borrow with your library card in the Welcome Centers at each of the library branches.

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Online Library Resources

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US Citizenship Test

Do you need help preparing for your U.S. Citizenship test? There is free U.S. citizenship preparation assistance available. Familiarize yourself with the N400 Citizenship application. Learn about history and government. Prepare for your naturalization interview. Mondays 1-4pm. Faxon Branch Library. Call 860-561-8202 to schedule your appointment.

US Citizenship and Immigration Services

Official website of the US Department of Homeland Security.  Information about US citizenship, the application process and forms, green cards, laws, and research data.

The Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants

This Connecticut non-profit provides services to new immigrants and refugees to help them become self-sufficient and contributing members of the community. Among others, services include resettlement, job placement and training, translation and interpretation, and mentoring.
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Welcome to the United States – A comprehensive guide for New Immigrants from the USCIS

A guide, available in 14 languages, that provides information on adapting to life in the US and also basic civics information on the US government.
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Hartford Public Library Immigration & Citizenship Center

Resources in the Greater Hartford Area for newcomers to Connecticut.
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Connecticut Legal Services’ Immigrant Legal Advice Hotline

CT Legal Services provides free screenings for eligible immigrants to determine their eligibility to remain in the U.S. legally.  They provide information on legal rights for those detained by an immigration official (ICE) and also how immigrants can protect their families.
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Informed Immigrant: Resources 101: Important Info for Immigrants & Allies

Information for immigrants on advocacy, mental health, legal rights, DACA, and community organizing.
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Immigration Advocates – Organizations

A national directory of providers of refugee and immigrant legal services and advocacy.
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Avoid Immigration SCAMS

Information from US Citizen and Immigration Services including educational resources for immigrants and information on how immigrants can avoid scams.

Use this non-profit to help you prepare your DACA forms for free.
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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services INFOPASS

Use the free INFOPASS service to schedule an appointment with a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officer. You can meet with an officer to answer questions about citizenship, permanent residence (green card), getting a green card for a family member, or deferred action (cases in which deferred action forms have not already been submitted).