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Programs that assist in filing applications by lawful permanent residents who have been in that status for at least five years (or three years if married to a U.S. citizen), who meet other eligibility requirements and who wish to become naturalized U.S. citizens. Applicants must pass a citizenship examination to determine whether they can speak and read English and have a knowledge of the fundamentals of American government, history and the Constitution; and must take an oath of allegiance to the United States.

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County of Berks - ProthonotaryChief Clerk of the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas. Handles Family Court filings (Protection from Abuse, divorces and custody matters). Chief Notary for County of Berks in civil cases. Records judgements and liens (local, state, and federal). Distributes immigration information. Records and maintains records for all civil cases. Agent for application of passports.BerksCourthouseCounty of Berks
County of Schuylkill - ProthonotaryThe Prothonotary is the keeper of the civil records for the court. The office is responsible for the creation, maintenance and certification of matters pending or determined by the court, including certain reporting and collection duties to state agencies. This office also processes passport applications. When pleadings are received, they are numbered, docketed on the computer, microfilmed, filed and verified. Records pertaining to divorce decrees are filed with this office. The Prothonotary Office is the filing office for the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas.SchuylkillCounty of Schuylkill - ProthonotaryCounty of Schuylkill - Prothonotary
HIAS Pennsylvania - Community Education and OutreachCommunity Education and Outreach Services include: - Updates on immigration law and policy - Voter education for new citizens - Advocacy for the rights of the foreign born. - Training sessions and technical assistance for advocates and service providers.Philadelphia*Main Site (Hias and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia, Inc.)HIAS Pennsylvania
JFCS Immigration Legal ServicesFor legal permanent residents: Immigration lawyers and representatives accredited by the Board of Immigration Appeals provide consultation and assistance for anyone with limited financial resources. Help with applications for green cards, visa extensions, petitions for relatives overseas, affidavits of support, affidavits of relationship, status inquiries, and low-cost consultations on immigration questions. Support service referrals, such as ESL classes and employment services. Citizenship classes to help immigrants prepare for the naturalization interview.AlleghenyJFCS - Refugee and Immigrant ServicesJewish Family and Community Services
JFCS Refugee and Immigrant ServicesLegal immigration resources, naturalization assistance and refugee resettlement services. For Immigrants: If you were born outside the United States and if you are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, or if you are an immigrant with limited financial means and need help with immigration-related legal issues, our immigration attorneys and Board of Immigration Appeals Accredited Representatives can help you. For Refugees: Comprehensive resettlement services are provided to individuals and families fleeing persecution in their homeland - both those outside our country who have been granted refugee status by the Department of Homeland Security/U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) and brought to our country for resettlement, and those who are already in the United States and have been granted asylum.AlleghenyJFCS - Refugee and Immigrant ServicesJewish Family and Community Services
Lancaster County ProthonotaryProvides the following direct services to individuals: - Assists in processing passports and provides naturalization information and conducts ceremonies - Receives petitions for name changes - Maintains divorce records - Files prepared custody documents - Receives civil claims of over $8,000. Refers claims to court or arbitration. Smaller claims may be handled by Magisterial District Judges - Provides certification of notaries Other services include: - Recording of civil proceedings, including accidental death, injuries, contract disputes, repossession of goods, land damage, appeals, evictions, collisions and divorces - Signing and sealing of writs, certification and delivery of appealed cases to higher courts -Appointment of arbitrators when appropriate (Any case under $50,000 must be referred to arbitration) - Recording and filing of liens (including Public Assistance liens), naturalization papers, school audits, financial statements, divorces, suspension of operators' licenses and mortgage foreclosures - Issuing of divorce certificates and filing judgment notes - File of road docketsLancasterLancaster County ProthonotaryCounty of Lancaster
Lehigh County Government CenterCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. Information on county services is available by telephone or internet. 610-782-3000 Information and Referral 610-782-3001 County Executive 610-782-4600 Emergency Management 610-782-3014 Court Administration 610-782-3270 Prison 610-782-3390 Protection From Abuse Order Office 610-782-3175 Sheriff 610-782-3565 Community Development/Housing Rehabilitation LehighLehigh County Government CenterLehigh County Government Center
Northampton County Government CenterCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. 610-559-3000 Information and Referral 610-559-3191 County Executive 610-746-3194 Emergency Management 610-559-6700 Court Administration 610-923-4303 Prison 610 559-3061 Protection From Abuse Office 610-691-5620 Housing Rehabilitation ProgramNorthamptonNorthampton County Government CenterNorthampton County Government Center
Schuylkill County CourthouseCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. The public can use the links on the web page to view the list of departments, elected officials, public meeting dates, townships, cities, and boroughs, certificates/forms available , civil court matters, parcel locator.SchuylkillSchuylkill County CourthouseSchuylkill County Courthouse

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