Naturalization and Legal Services

dec-2815-deo-ha-minh-4Naturalization Services

ReWA offers help to refugees and immigrants who want assistance with the naturalization process.

  • Bilingual staff who speak English, Somali, Vietnamese, Burmese, Russian, and Ukrainian, to help clients complete application forms (N400, fee waiver, and medical disability waiver) and remind them of key appointments.
  • A staff attorney to answer naturalization questions.
  • Classes to help applicants prepare for the 100 citizenship questions. Students also work with instructors and in small groups to practice for the reading, writing, and speaking portion of the naturalization interview.
  • Mock interviews to practice for the naturalization interview.
  • Legal representation at the interview, as needed, to help address complicated issues, e.g. a criminal history or medical disability.
For Naturalization Assistance or to enroll in a Citizenship Class, contact one of our bilingual staff: Yennhi (Vietnamese) – 206.721.5297 / Deeqa (Somali) – 206. 721.8445

003Citizenship Days

ReWA partners with the City of Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs and others within the community to offer special and free one day events to help eligible residents apply for citizenship. These events work best for residents who do not have special issues associated with their naturalization application. 

For more information about upcoming events or to sign up for assistance, call (206) 386-9090 or click here.

Green Card Application Assistance

ReWA assists refugees who have been in the U.S. for less than five years with their green card application. Our staff speak English, Arabic, and Somali.

For more information, call 206.721.0243

Low Cost Immigration Services

For modest fees, ReWA helps immigrants and refugees with a number of immigration issues such as petitioning for family members, employment authorizations, applications for travel documents, and green card replacement. 

For more information, call 206.721.0243

Free Monthly Legal Clinic

For immigrants and refugees who have non-naturalization legal issues, ReWA offers a free, monthly legal clinic. Volunteer attorneys provide participants with short consultations on legal matters including immigration, divorce, child custody, landlord-tenant, and bankruptcy issues. Clinics are generally held on the last Thursday of the month at ReWA’s Main Office. 

For an appointment, call 206.721.0243. Walk-ins cannot be served.