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					Where Do I Go for Help?
There are many resources           Adult Education Classes. In         Immigration Attorneys. If
available to naturalization        many communities, there are         you have questions about your
applicants. Some of these are:     adult education classes to help     eligibility for naturalization,
                                   you learn English. Some classes     you may want to talk to an
Customer Service. If you need      can teach you English and U.S.      immigration attorney. Attorneys
more information about the         civics and history at the same      are usually listed in the phone
naturalization process and you     time. To find these classes, you    book under “Lawyers” or
live in the continental United     can call your local community       “Attorneys.” In many cases, the
States, you may call Customer      college or public school district   phone book also has a directory
Service at no charge (1-800-       office. Look in the blue pages      of attorneys by the type of law
375-5283) for help. Not all        of your phone book under            they practice. You may be able
services may be available to       “Schools - Public.” Some CBOs       to find attorneys who assist
callers from all areas.            and public libraries also offer     immigrants by looking in the
                                   English classes.                    directory under “Immigration
Community-Based                                                        and Naturalization.”
Organizations (CBOs). In
most communities, there                                                USCIS Information Counters.
are organizations that assist                                          If you have questions that have
immigrants who want to become                                          not been answered either by this
citizens. These organizations      You should be certain that the      Guide or by the other resources
often offer classes to prepare     organization or attorney you        listed here, you may always go
immigrants for the English and     contact is reliable and has a       to the information counter at
civics requirements. They may      good reputation. One way to         your local USCIS office. There
also help immigrants complete      be sure of the quality of a CBO     you may speak directly to a
their applications. CBOs may       is to ask them for references       USCIS representative. To make
charge a fee or they may offer     or if the Board of Immigration      an appointment at your local
their services free of charge.     Appeals (BIA) accredits them.       USCIS office, visit our website
                                                                       at and click on
You may locate a CBO by            USCIS Internet Site. You can        InfoPass.
contacting your local USCIS        learn more about immigration
office. You may also look in the   and naturalization, download
phone book under “Immigration      relevant forms, including
and Naturalization” or             Form N-400, and A Guide
“Immigration and Naturalization    to Naturalization, and get
Consultants” or talk to other      other information, including
immigrants who have been           educational materials to help
naturalized.                       you prepare for the English and

                                   civics tests, from the USCIS
                                   website at

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