Immigration & Citizenship

Complete Your Immigration Paperwork With Assistance From Our Accredited Staff

We are partially accredited by the US Department of Justice and thereby authorized to represent clients before US Citizenship and Immigration Services and complete immigration forms on clients’ behalf.  We provide advocacy, counseling, information, processing and referrals regarding citizenship and immigration issues. These services are available to all members of our community, including refugees, immigrants and citizens.

 "...don't let anybody tell you that you're any lesser a citizen than anybody else in this country."
United States District Judge, David Hurd, Naturalization Ceremony, December 10 2015  

Immigration and Citizenship services and programs include:

Immigration Assistance

  • Refugee/Asylee processing (visa 92 93)
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Employment Authorization Documents
  • Travel Documents
  • Family Based Immigration (USCIS and Consular Processing)
  • Fiancée Petitions
  • Affidavits of Support
  • Naturalization Applications
  • Applications for Certificate of Citizenship
  • Medical Certificate for People with Disabilites
  • Applications to replace Naturalization Certificate
  • Fee Waivers
  • Photos

Additional Services Include

  • Notary Public
  • FREE Legal Consultation in coordination with the ONA office please contact, Jessica Hernandez at (315) 738 1083 Ext. 117 or email jessicah@mvrcr.org
  • Citizenship Classes - Offered in Collaboration with ONA and the Volunteer Office
  • Home Study Materials
  • If you are interested in volunteering as a citizenship instructor or a tutor contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Cieslewitz at (315) 738 1083 Ext. 134 or email JenniferL@mvrcr.org You can also visit our Get Involved page!

Coordinating citizenship ceremonies in collaboration with Oneida County

  • On nearly a monthly basis Oneida County welcomes 60+ new citizens.
  • Many new citizens were former refugees.
  • At least half, if not more, of all new citizens used the Immigration and Citizenship services at the Refugee Center.
  • Staff from the Department is present at every ceremony.

For a list of 2017 Ceremonies click HERE or visit our Events.

To schedule an appointment call (315) 738 1083.

For general information about US Citizenship and Immigration Services, or to download USCIS forms, please visit the Department of Homeland Security website. Live assistance is also available at: 1-800-375-5283.