The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)/Korean Community Service Center (KCSC) Citizenship Clinic is an event where Korean Legal Permanent Residents (“green card” holders) can get free assistance filling out their applications for U.S. citizenship.
WHEN: Volunteer time commitment: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (approximate)
WHERE: Bitter Lake Community Center (13035 Linden Ave North, Seattle WA 98133)
**All volunteers arrive at 8:30 am. The end time may vary based on event turnout**
**A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all volunteers. **
Please contact Upama KC with any further questions at UpamaK@acrs.org or (206) 805-8945.
The event is largely staffed by volunteers, and there are a few ways that you can help:
Attorney: Attorneys meet one-on-one with clients to determine eligibility for naturalization, answer questions, review applications for accuracy, and provide further instructions for follow up or filing. Attorneys may also review the work of other attorneys during client check out. To volunteer as an attorney you must:
Be a licensed immigration attorney
Have been in practice for at least two years
Have completed at least five (5) N-400 applications over the course of those two years
Have malpractice insurance
Form Filler: Form fillers meet one on one with clients to help fill out N-400 (naturalization) and I-912 (fee waiver) applications. Form fillers CANNOT provide legal advice. This is a great role for those who want to support recent immigrants and get some experience in Immigration law.
There is a 90 minute required online tutorial that all form fillers must complete at least one week prior to the event. It provides an overview of the N-400 naturalization form.
If you have taken this tutorial within the past year, you do not need to re-take this.
Interpreter: Interpreters provide verbatim interpretation between clients and the paralegals, attorneys, and other volunteer staff. Interpreters ensure clients and paralegals/attorneys understand each other and the contents of all forms and documents needed for naturalization. Interpreters CANNOT provide legal advice except as direct translation of advice given by an attorney.
General Support: AT FULL CAPACITY.