New App Helps U.S. Immigrants Apply for Citizenship

Applying for U.S. citizenship just got a little bit easier.

By Jamilah King Jul 03, 2013

Citizenship Works is a free mobile app that launched this week to help guide green card holders through the process of applying for American citizenship. Though the app is designed to help people who are currently living in the United States as legal permanent residents, its designers hope that the approach could also be used to help the nation’s more than 11 million undocumented immigrants once new immigration legislation becomes law. 

The app, which is available in English and Spanish, helps applicants determine their eligibility to apply for citizenship, understand the application process, find legal resources, and study for the English and Civics tests. 

It’s available for free in the iTunes store and on Google Play for Android users. 

The app is funded by the Knight Foundation, the Silicon Valley community foundation, the New Americans campaign, and the Grove Foundation, in partnership with the Immigration Advocates Network.