Citizenship is a vital step in the process of immigrant integration into U.S. society. We use a workshop model with attorney and non-attorney volunteers to naturalize as many eligible residents as possible.

We are proud to partner with New Americans CampaignUnidos USThe City of Charlotte and You can vote, to provide citizenship services to the immigrant community in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding areas.

Due to COVID-19 our process is constantly changing, At the time we encourage virtual meetings for the safety of everyone. Please check with our team to learn more about your options.

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Helping eligible legal residents become U.S Citizens

English for Citizenship

Prepare for the Citizenship Test

Our Citizenship Services

Designed to offer prospective naturalization applicants the following services and information:

  • Eligibility Pre-screening  
  • Virtual in-depth information about the naturalization process and interview.
  • Virtual / in person assistance in completing and documenting the application for Naturalization (form N-400).
  • Legal review of applications by an attorney or a Department of Justice (DOJ) Accredited Representative 
  • Referral for more complex cases.
  • Information regarding local Civics, History and English classes.

Start your Citizenship journey by scheduling your pre-screening appointment with us at (704) 531 3848 ext 4.

English for Citizenship Classes

This class is to prepare naturalization applicants for the citizenship test, and classes are available in the spring and fall each year.  To participate you must have done the naturalization application with our program. Classes are free as long as participants meet household income requirement.

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1. Complete the naturalization application with La Coalición

2. Register by calling (704) 531 3848 EXT 4

3. Bring copy of your Green Card, NC Driver’s Licence or NC State ID.

4. A recent utility bill as proof of current address.

5. Bring proof of income for the last 90 days.

Registration for SPRING 2021 will be announced in February 2021. 

This class could be virtual and an electronic device with internet access will be required to participate.

English for Citizenship classes are possible thanks to a partnership with the Charlotte Area Fund.

Citizenship Stories

Citizenship Stories

“Mrs. Bass is AMAZING!! She helped me with my (i751 -Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence). I met her 1 year before my interview but she carefully reviewed my case and fully prepared me for the interview. I could tell that she’s an excellent attorney from the moment I met her that made me very comfortable and confident
to sign her up right away. My case status changed to “My new card is being produced ” just few hours after the interview, and APPROVED the next day.

I highly recommend miss ivonne bass to anyone who has immigration
issue or concern.

Top the number one immigration attorney she is excellent! She held through the entire process. She is diligent, professional and down to earth. I highly recommend the Latin American Coalition for your
Immigration case.”

Ines Dossou

Naturalized Dec. 2020

Share your Citizenship Story with us

Our programs work with national partners and it is important for all to hear your testimonial. If you completed your process with us and would like to share your story to encourage future applicants to apply, please submit it in the button below. Pictures of your citizenship ceremony are encouraged.

Tips for a good story:

  • Share your first name and when you became a new citizen.
  • Tell us how easy was the process?
  • Did we help you in your language?
  • What did you like the most about working with us?
  • Would you recommend our citizenship services to others?

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can get services?

Individuals who are at least 18 years of age and who have been Lawful Permanent Residents for at least 5 years (or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen), are able to read, write, speak, and understand basic English, have basic knowledge of U.S. history and government, and are of good moral character. 

How do I receive services?

ll participants are required to attend a virtual information session to prepare for the citizenship process. Register by calling (888)-839-8682.

Hours of Operation

We are available by phone MON - THU from 9 am - 5 pm.
Please note: Intakes will close on November 20th and will reopen on January 4th, 2020

Call Us

(704) 531 3848 Ext 4

Email us

Click here to get in touch with a staff member from the legal clinic

Consultation Cost

At the time, the initial consultation cost is free.
Donations are accepted. You can send your donations in the button below or you can also send a check to: 4938 Central Ave # 1, Charlotte, NC 28205

The Clinic is a fee for service model. The fees we charge are 15-25% of what you would pay at a private immigration firm. We believe that cost should not be a prohibitive factor in accessing legal services and offer various payment plan options for many of our cases.

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Contact La Coalición

 4938 Central Ave. Suite 101 Charlotte, NC 28205

A representative from our team will contact you regarding your inquiry.

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