About the Program
Dominicanos USA is proud to be part of the NaturalizeNY program as a community partner of the New York State Office for New Americans, Robin Hood, New York Community Trust, among others, where we are offering this exclusive opportunity of citizenship to immigrants who bring together requirements and live in New York. The vouchers for the fare will directly help New Yorkers become US citizens and we will learn how citizenship impacts immigrants, their families, and communities.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Any US green card holder (lawful permanent resident) who is eligible for U.S. Citizenship, is a resident of the State of New York and meets certain income requirements. The program is to help serve New Yorkers who face economic obstacles to becoming naturalized citizens.
IS THIS REALLY FREE FOR ME?
Yes, completely free. You do not have to pay any money to register for the lottery, and there will be no costs whether you are selected or not selected. Also, as a New York State resident, you are also eligible for free immigration legal services at your nearest New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) Opportunity Center.
- WHAT ARE THE CONDITIONS?
If you register for the lottery, you will be asked to make yourself available to take a series of short optional surveys about your experiences. Also, if you win the lottery you will only receive your free voucher if you work with your local ONA Opportunity Center to complete and submit your naturalization application.
- WILL MY PERSONAL DETAILS BE SECURED?
Yes. Any information that we collect will be stored securely and is confidential.
- WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN A VOUCHER?
Winners will be notified by email, text and/or phone if they win a voucher. Each winner will have 30 days to work with their assigned Opportunity Center to schedule an appointment, fill out, prepare, and submit their naturalization application. Please note the Opportunity Center will generally pay the naturalization application fee on behalf of each winner directly to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. If a winner fails to claim their voucher, work with their assigned Opportunity Center or submit their application within 30 days she or he may forfeit their voucher.
In order to proceed, you will need your green card and your household annual income. If you do not have this information handy, you can always come back to this webpage to register. The deadline to apply is June 15!
If you need help with the registration, call us so we can assist you.