U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS seeks to secure America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system.

Office of Citizenship

The USCIS Office of Citizenship is mandated by the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. No. 107–296) to promote instruction and training on citizenship rights and responsibilities, including the development of educational materials.

The mission of the Office of Citizenship is to provide federal leadership, tools, and resources to proactively foster immigrant integration. To facilitate this process, the Office of Citizenship engages and supports partners to welcome immigrants; promote English language learning and education on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship; and encourage U.S. citizenship. The work of the Office of Citizenship is focused on three specific areas:

  • Providing immigrants with opportunities and tools to become vested citizens 
  • Building community capacity to prepare immigrants for citizenship
  • Promoting dialogue and collaboration on integration and raising awareness of its importance to society

For more information on USCIS and its history, please visit www.uscis.gov/aboutus.

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