IMPORTANT UPDATE: If your Application for Citizenship is received by USCIS on or after December 1, 2020, you will take a new version of the Civics test during your interview.

Applicants will be asked 20 questions out of a possible 128 questions and must answer at least 12 correctly to pass. As of November 19, 2020 there are no study materials yet available, but you can access the questions and more information about the change here.


Want us to help you with your citizenship application? We are not in the office, but MIRA is still providing free application assistance by phone, video conferencing and email. To get started, call 617-350-5480, ext. 200 and leave a message (we will call you back!). You can also email citizenship@miracoalition.org.

Citizenship Fee Update: The citizenship fee changes scheduled to take effect on October 2nd, 2020 have been blocked by the courts. The fee continues to be $725 and fee waivers continue to be available for those who cannot afford the cost. However, the fees could increase at any time so contact us now if you think you’re eligible.

Here’s what you can expect:

We’ll guide you through the naturalization form, step by step, including a waiver for the federal fees if you qualify. We will also help you gather any documents you will need.

These are the steps to help you apply for citizenship:

  1. A team member will call you and make sure you can apply.
  2. You will be scheduled for an application assistance appointment.
  3. Another team member will review the final application with you to make sure the application is correct.

We will keep a copy of your documents in our office, and receive U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) notices about your citizenship appointments so we can inform you when you are scheduled for an appointment with immigration. Learn more about what to expect after your application is submitted!

If you have any additional questions, please contact citizenship@miracoalition.org.

We look forward to assisting you!


We are grateful to our partners the Ali Family Fund for Naturalization, the state Citizenship for New Americans Program, and Project Citizenship for making this work possible!