Becoming a Citizen

Citizenship Resources at the Chicago Public Library

Citizenship resources are available at all CPL locations. Ask a librarian for help finding what you need.

Citizenship Corners are CPL locations that work with community organizations to offer English as a Second Language classes, citizenship workshops and more. They also offer a wide selection of materials on immigration and U.S. citizenship.

Helpful Websites

Office of New Americans
Works to improve services for Chicago’s immigrant communities

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Oversees legal immigration to the United States

WelcometoUSA.gov
Provides basic information on how to settle in the United States and how to become a citizen

CitizenshipWorks
Learn about eligibility for naturalization and citizenship. Get help preparing for the naturalization tests.

Illinois Legal Aid
Get help with immigration issues

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