Citizenship Services

In order to protect our clients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently offering services by phone or Zoom only. Please contact us at 415-449-2917 to schedule an appointment. We have Russian-speaking staff available to assist you.

JFCS’ Legal Services Department has helped thousands of refugees and immigrants from various countries become U.S. citizens. We help in the following ways:


JFCS’ Legal Services Department offers assistance with the preparation and filing of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

Legal Counseling

JFCS provides individualized legal counseling for clients applying for Exceptions to English / Civics Examination Requirements, as well as for clients who have particular legal concerns regarding the citizenship application process. The JFCS attorney is also available to accompany clients to their naturalization interviews.

Citizenship Classes

Ongoing citizenship classes:

  • English Language Civics class, led by a bilingual (Russian and English) instructor, to review material covered in the naturalization interview and to prepare for the interview. Preregistration is not required. Please call  415-449-1240 in advance for information about times and locations.
  • Individual volunteer tutoring for USCIS interviews may also be available.

For more information about citizenship classes and tutoring, please contact Masha Gutkin at 415-449-1240; [email protected].

To receive more information or an intake form to schedule a consultation, contact Brett Snider below.

Contact Us

  • Brett Snider
  • Immigration Attorney, Director of Legal Services
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