Citizenship Preparation

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    Multi-level Citizenship classes prepare students with the English language skills and U.S. civics, history, and government knowledge needed to pass the federal naturalization exam.
    Citizens​hip classes are supported by grants from the United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS) and the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees (MORA).  Citizenship classes are FREE for students and open to anyone living in Maryland.

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    See the class schedule below (subject to change).

    Citizenship Preparation Schedule

    To register for a course, contact Laetitia Messi at or 410-986-5451. 

    Citizenship classes will help you:

    • Prepare for the naturalization interview/exam.
    • Learn important interviewing strategies
    • Increase your confidence with the interview process
    • Practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening in English.
    • Understand the rights and responsibilities of becoming a United States citizen

    How to Register:

    • Must be a Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder) and eligible to apply for naturalization.
    • You must submit a photo of your green card.
    • Select a class (see class schedule).
    • Contact program staff to register. 
    • Registration fis possible during the first two weeks of every class. 
    • There are 4 class sessions, each 10 weeks:

                  Winter:            January - March

                  Spring:            April - June

                  Summer:         July - September

                  Fall:                October - December


  • Laetitia Messi
    Refugee Programs Manager

    BCCC-Harbor Instructional Site
    710 East Lombard Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202 

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Last Modified on February 27, 2024