How can JFS help you become a citizen?

Naturalization Services

  • JFS provides naturalization application services to people of all faiths.
  • JFS provides in-depth naturalization eligibility screenings.
  • JFS also provides advice and assistance in completing and submitting naturalization applications as well as follow-up with USCIS.
  • There is a $70 fee for naturalization application services.

For more information about naturalization application services, please contact Andre Yastchenko at 734-769-0209, or andre@jfsannarbor.org

Citizenship Classes

  • JFS offers FREE citizenship classes to prepare you to pass the naturalization interview and test.
  • Classes include civics lessons (US history and government), the N-400 form, naturalization interview practice, and English skills.
  • New classes begin April 4. 
  • They will be at the JFS office on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, OR from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Register here: Registration form Citizenship – Google Forms

For more information, contact Amy Bokser at 734 769-0209 x376 or abokser@jfsannarbor.org

**This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under Grant Award Number 2011-CS-010-000042. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as necessarily representing the official policies, either express or implied, of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


JFS offers naturalization application and citizenship education services to eligible legal permanent residents.

Jewish Family Services is a sub-grantee of a two-year Citizenship and Integration National Capacity Building Grant awarded by the Office of Citizenship, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to HIAS, Inc.

The funding enables JFS to offer comprehensive citizenship preparation services to eligible lawful permanent residents (LPRs; “green card holders”). This includes an assessment of eligibility for naturalization; citizenship classes to prepare individuals for the citizenship interview and test; assistance with the USCIS application to become a U.S. citizen; and assistance with fee waivers and waivers of educational requirements based upon disability for eligible LPRs.

You may be eligible to become an American citizen if:

  • You have been a lawful permanent resident (“held a green card”) for 5 years or more.
  • You are married to a U.S. citizen and you have been a lawful permanent resident for 3 years or more.
  • You have served in the U.S. military and are a lawful permanent resident.

What are the benefits of citizenship?

  • Voting in elections – make your voice heard!
  • Traveling with a U.S. passport.
  • Protecting yourself and family members from possible deportation.
  • No more green card renewal fees!
  • Conveying citizenship to your children.