Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County will host a free Citizenship Workshop beginning at 9am April 27 at Gavilan College’s Morgan Hill Campus, located at 17060 Monterey Road.

The workshop, which will have orientation sessions in English (11am) and Spanish (9am and 10am) allows individuals to come and see if they are able to become a United States citizen for no charge, according to Catholic Charities of SC Community Outreach Coordinator Gerardo Ivan Barba.

Once eligibility is verified, the participant will be able to have an opportunity to complete the form N-400 (Citizenship Application) with an attorney or accredited representative from the Department of Justice Department. Then, the representative will tutor participant and teach them on how to submit the application to USCIS and what to expect after submitting the application.

“We at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County: Immigration Legal Services would like to share this great and free opportunity to the community of South County,” Barba said.

To register, visit or call (408) 872-8997.

Attendees should bring last five years of job history, home address and all trips outside of U.S.; green card and social security card; family information for all children and spouses (current and former); certified court records if arrested/cited; and proof of public benefits for fee waiver.

Minimum requirements are must be 18 years of age or older; a green card holder for at least four years and nine months or two years and nine months if married to a U.S. citizen.

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