Since 1979, SEACC has offered services to thousands of clients who have sought advice or assistance in preparing documents needed for immigration to the US, for permanent residency in the US, and for other questions from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the client’s immigration status.

Naturalization (Citizenship) Program

The program helps qualified California residents apply for US citizenship. Qualified residents are those who enter the US legally (either as a refugee, via asylum, or as an immigrant) and who have been in this country continuously for at least 5 years (with exceptions for some special cases such as spouse of a US citizen which requires the US residency for three years only). SEACC helps applicants prepare forms, organizes various workshops/forums to educate applicants on the citizenship process, and organizes mock interviews to familiarize applicants with actual INS interviews.

SEACC’s Immigration Services staff are multi-lingual in English, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and other Chinese dialects.