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Immigrant Information Corners

Immigrants can find useful information at this website and at libraries and community centers around Boston.

Immigrant Information Corners are resource centers in Boston Public Libraries, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, and YMCAs. They have materials in different languages with information about citizenship, financial empowerment, and public and community resources. The City also hosts events for the immigrant community at these locations.


Brighton Library

40 Academy Hill Road, Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-782-6032

Faneuil Library

419 Faneuil Street, Brighton, MA 02135
Phone: 617-782-6705

Honan-Allston Library

300 North Harvard Street, Allston, MA 02134
Phone: 617-787-6313

BCYF Jackson Mann

500 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02134
Phone: 617-635-5153

Copley Library

700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-859-2194

Charlestown Library

179 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone: 617-242-1248

Adams Street Library

690 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
Phone: 617-436-6900

Codman Square Library

690 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: 617-436-8214

Fields Corner Library

1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122
Phone: 617-436-2155

Grove Hall Library

41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121
Phone: 617-427-3337

Lower Mills Library

27 Richmond Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: 617-298-7841

Upham's Corner Library

500 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 02125
Phone: 617-265-0139

Dorchester YMCA

776 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02124
Phone: 617-436-7750

East Boston Library

365 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA 02128

Phone: 617-569-0271

East Boston YMCA

215 Bremen Street, East Boston, MA 02128

Phone: 617-569-9622

Hyde Park Library

35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA 02136
Phone: 617-361-2524

Connolly Library

433 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone: 617-522-1960

BCYF Curtis Hall

20 South Street, Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617-635-5193

Mattapan Library

1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126
Phone: 617-298-9218

BCYF Mattahunt

100 Hebron Street, Boston, MA 02126
Phone: 617-635-5159

North End Library

25 Parmenter Street, Boston, MA 02113
Phone: 617-227-8135

Roslindale Library

4246 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
Phone: 617-323-2343

Dudley Library

65 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone: 617-442-6186

Egleston Square Library

2044 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone: 617-445-4340

Parker Hill Library

1497 Tremont Street, Roxbury, MA 02120
Phone: 617-427-3820

South Boston Library

646 East Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
Phone: 617-268-0180

West End Library

151 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-523-3957

West Roxbury Library

1961 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Phone: 617-325-3147

U.S. Citizenship And Naturalization Process

Benefits of Citizenship

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a very important decision. Permanent residents have most of the rights of U.S. citizens. However, there are many important reasons to consider U.S. citizenship. When you become a citizen, you will receive all the rights of citizenship. You also accept all of the responsibilities of being an American. As a citizen you can:

  • Vote. Only citizens can vote in federal elections. Most states also restrict the right to vote — in most elections — to U.S. citizens.
  • Serve on a jury. Only U.S. citizens can serve on a federal jury. Most states also restrict jury service to U.S. citizens. Serving on a jury is an important responsibility for U.S. citizens.
  • Travel with a U.S. passport. A U.S. passport enables you to get help from the U.S. government when overseas, if necessary.
  • Bring family members to the U.S. U.S. citizens generally get priority when petitioning to bring family members permanently to this country.
  • Obtain citizenship for children under 18 years of age. In most cases, a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen is automatically a U.S. citizen.
  • Apply for federal jobs. Certain jobs with government agencies require U.S. citizenship.
  • Become an elected official. Only citizens can run for federal office (U.S. Senate or House of Representatives) and for most state and local offices.
  • Keep your residency. A U.S. citizen’s right to remain in the United States cannot be taken away.
  • Become eligible for federal grants and scholarships. Many financial aid grants, including college scholarships and funds given by the government for specific purposes, are available only to U.S. citizens.
  • Obtain government benefits. Some government benefits are available only to U.S. citizens.
Naturalization Requirements

Before you apply for naturalization, you must meet a few requirements. Depending on your situation, there are different requirements that may apply to you. However, generally, an applicant for naturalization must:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
  • Be a permanent resident (have a “green card”) for at least five years.
  • Have lived within the state or USCIS district with jurisdiction over your place of residence for at least three months prior to the date of filing Form N-400.
  • Have continuous residence in the United States as a lawful permanent resident for at least five years immediately preceding the date of filing Form N-400.
  • Be physically present in the United States for at least 30 months out of the five years immediately preceding the date of filing Form N-400.
  • Be able to read, write, and speak basic English.
  • Have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government (civics).
  • Be a person of good moral character.
  • Demonstrate an attachment to the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution.
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