Immigrant & Refugee Resources
Resources to help you prepare to become a United States citizen, online tools to help you learn English and prepare for the Civics Test.
Know Your Rights
Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Check your application status: Case Status Online
Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants: Settling in the U.S.
Become a U.S. Citizen:
- Understanding the Process of Becoming a U.S. Citizen: 10 Steps to Naturalization
- Study Materials for the Civics Test (Available in English and in many other languages): Study for the Test (2008 version)
- 100 Civics Questions and Answers (Available in English and in many other languages): Study for the Test (2008 version)
Minnesota Immigrant & Refugee Resources
Lists of immigration lawyers are available through American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
Find local nonprofits organizations and attorneys through Immigration Advocates Network in MN: Minnesota Organizations - National Immigration Legal Services Directory.
International Institute of Minnesota
The International Institute of Minnesota provides services and resources to empower New Americans (immigrants and refugees) in the pursuit of their goals. From language learning and job training to immigration assistance, citizenship classes, refugee resettlement, case management and the Festival of Nations, the Institute offers New Americans a pathway for a strong start to a new life in our community.
CLUES (Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio - Latino Communities United in Service)
CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led nonprofit organization, founded in 1981 by and for Latinos to provide culturally and linguistically relevant services. The mission is to advance social and economic equity and wellbeing for Latinos by building upon our strengths and cultures, uplifting our community, and activating leadership for systemic change.
Minnesota Adult Basic Education
Adult Basic Education (ABE) is a state-wide system that serves adults who are working towards a high school credential, learning English, improving basic skills such as literacy and math, and/or preparing for post-secondary education or employment.
Learn English and more for free on your own time. Courses include:
- English on the Go - Choose from level 1 - 6 (high beginner to advanced). Beginner levels for Spanish speakers.
- Civics and Citizenship - Learn how to apply for and pass the U.S. naturalization exam.
Transparent Language Online
Radically better language learning, in one complete experience.
- Learn 90+ languages.
- English language learning is available.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
For hearing impaired: 1-800-767-1833
To get forms, visit the USCIS website or call the USCIS Forms Line at 1-800-870-3676
Call 211 for Information on Social Services
You can call 211 in many states to get help finding the services you need.
Call 211 to find out where you can enroll in ESL classes in your neighborhood. You can also call 211 if you need help finding food, housing, or other social services. Some states and counties do not yet offer 211 services. To see if 211 is available in your area, visit www.211.org.