Resources through the BPL
Legal Information Reference Center
Available online with your Bloomfield Public Library card (some titles can also be requested through the BCCLS Library catalog). Gives access to full text NOLO guides, including: U.S. Immigration Made Easy, Becoming a U.S. Citizen, and Fiance & Marriage Visas.
As a part of Adult Core Skills section, this database has Citizenship Test practice skills, Citizenship eBooks, articles and flash cards. Get Your Green Card eBook in both English and Spanish.
Literacy Volunteers of America
LVA has an office in the Bloomfield Public Library. Call them directly at 973-566-6200, extension 217 or 225. LVA recruits and trains volunteer tutors; pre-tests, post-tests, and instructs adult students; provides continued in-service training to tutors; provides peer group seminars for students and tutors; and provides ongoing communication with the community it services. LVA provides supervision and continued training to volunteers and professional staff through a systematic process of communication, observation and evaluation.
TABE Test Practice in the Learning Link
The Learning Link One-Stop Center located beneath the Children's Dept on 90 Broad St, Bloomfield provides online training for the math and reading portion of the TABE test. They have 20 computers available. However, you cannot just drop in for help. The first step is to register at the One-Stop Center, 50 S. Clinton, East Orange, (973-395-8552) and be assigned a counselor. Then you will be given the TABE test. If you do not pass either the reading or math sections, you will be referred to the Learning Link here at the library in Bloomfield. All instruction is online and individual and is limited to math and reading. The One Stop Center here also helps job seekers with finding financial aid for vocational programs and resume preparation.
Recursos Para Hispanohablantes
The Office of New Americans (ONA) in the Department of Human Services supports new Americans through outreach and education, and works on priorities to build trust, improve access to social services, workforce development and employment services, and legal services for immigrants. The ONA seeks to increase accessibility to State programs available to new Americans, including those who speak languages other than English. The ONA also serves as a resource for other state agencies to amplify education and outreach on state initiatives and programs to ensure they reach all new American communities in our state.
Find forms, check your case status, schedule an appointment at your local USCIS office.
Before filing, confirm you are using the latest updated version of the form and the latest filing fee.
Civics and Citizenship Toolkit
Provided by US Citizenship and Immigration Services, this online toolkit contains a variety of educational materials designed to help permanent residents learn more about the United States and prepare for the naturalization process.
USCIS one stop citizenship corner with practice tests, forms and more information.
Application for Citizenship
Naturalization is an important milestone in the path toward U.S. citizenship. The decision to apply for citizenship is a very personal one. To help you prepare, USCIS has developed a variety of educational resources. In this section, you will find information on eligibility and testing, the application process, and study materials.
You can also learn more about citizenship rights and responsibilities and find a free information session in your area.
Welcome to the United States (available in English , Arabic , Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese)
The Citizen's Almanac: Fundamental Documents, Symbols, and Anthems of the United States
Civics flash cards: Available in English or Spanish
In person @ USCIS
The local field office for this area:
(InfoPass appointments, speaking to an immigration officer, Naturalization ceremonies):
Read instructions before going)
Newark Field Office, Peter Rodino Federal Building
970 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102
The Application Support Office in this area is in Elizabeth, NJ
(biometrics, background checks):
USCIS Application Support Center, 285 North Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07208.
A public website with forums and guides that is useful for anyone going through the Visa process.
ImmigrationHelp.org is a nonprofit that provides free immigration services for Work Permits, DACA, and Citizenship.