With the goal of  providing high-quality immigration services that lead to legal immigration status for those eligible, Catholic Charities of Orange County is now providing low-cost and no-cost assistance. Services provided by the Santa Ana-based nonprofit’s Department of Justice-accredited immigration counselors are offered in Spanish, Vietnamese, French, Tagalog and English. 


The basic qualifications to apply for U.S. Citizenship are: 

  • Be a Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder) for at least 5 years, or 3 years if married to a U.S. Citizen
  • Have been physically living in the U.S. continuously for the last 5 years
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be able to speak, read and write basicEnglish


NOTE: Attend workshop to see if you qualify to take test in native language 

  • Be able to pass a Civics test on U.S. history and government


Catholic Charities of Orange County offers a free online test prep course via Zoom that applicants can take to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship Test. To be eligible for the course, one must have already submitted a citizenship application to the USCIS. 

For more information on the course, email 

Immigration services include: Free consultations, adjustment of status, family visa petitions, consular processing, DACA applications (initial and renewal), parole in place (for family of U.S. Military), affidavit of support, advance parole and more. 

For details: 714-347-9610 or 

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