Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Becoming a U.S. citizen brings important advantages, including the ability to confer citizenship on minor children and sponsor family members for immigration, unrestricted travel abroad, and the ability to vote and fully participate in civic life, among others.

More than half the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts are U.S. citizens, and many more are eligible for naturalization. Working with local and national partners, the MIRA Coalition makes the citizenship process more accessible to immigrants across the Commonwealth through our citizenship clinics – group processing sessions that offer free legal assistance for eligible legal permanent residents who want to become citizens.

MIRA citizenship clinics

Our Process:

We’ll guide you through the naturalization form, step by step, including a waiver for the federal fees if you qualify. When you attend a clinic, you will join 20–40 other individuals who are also applying for citizenship. Our Citizenship Team works together with a group of trained volunteers to go through the N-400 Application for Naturalization with you one-on-one.

At a clinic you will go through four stations:
      1) Check-in and registration
      2) Screening for eligibility
      3) Completing the application
      4) Quality control.

The whole process takes between two and three hours. We will keep a copy of your documents in our office, and receive U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) notices about your citizenship appointments.

We look forward to assisting you!

Are you ready to become a U.S. citizen? Call 617-350-5480 x200 to register for a clinic!

CLICK HERE to learn about the application process, eligibility requirements,and what to bring to your appointment.

If you have any additional questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming citizenship clinics:

Citizenship Friday @ MIRA CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER – experienced volunteers only!
Friday, June 23, 2017 10 am – noon
105 Chauncy St. (basement)
Boston, MA 02111

Friday, July 21, 2017 10 am – noon
105 Chauncy St. (basement)
Boston, MA 02111

For those who have already registered:

* CLIENTS, please arrive anytime between 10 am and noon. You should allow up to 3 hours to complete the process.

* VOLUNTEERS, please arrive at 9:30 am and expect to stay until 3:30 pm (at the latest).

N-400 Training Dates

Note: Volunteers should register for a training when they register to volunteer for a clinic; they can attend a training up to one month in advance before the clinic.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
5:30 – 7 pm
MIRA, 105 Chauncy St.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
5:30 – 7 pm
MIRA, 105 Chauncy St.

Quality control training dates

Want to gain confidence, learn more and take on more responsibility at our citizenship clinics? Please note that this training is only for those volunteers who have already attended a clinic and have experience completing N-400s.

No trainings are scheduled at this time; please check back later! 

More About Our Clinics

What are the citizenship clinics all about?

Check out this video highlighting this initiative, made by Emerson students Danny Chamberlain, Nick Johnson, and Atdhe Mavraj.




Project Citizenship

Project Citizenship isProject_Citizenship a collaborative project that helps eligible legal permanent residents overcome  barriers to naturalization. Project Citizenship was formerly the Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative.  GBCI was created by the Fish Family Foundation in partnership with six other immigrant, community-based, and direct service organizations to increase naturalization rates in the state. The core partners with MIRA and the Fish Foundation in this effort were the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Centro Latino, College Bound Dorchester, Irish International Immigrant Center and the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers, all of whom are well-established and respected pillars in their communities.

Project Citizenship partner agencies provide a range of support services for LPRs seeking citizenship, including civics instruction, application assistance, and referrals to legal services and ESOL classes. In addition, Project Citizenship offers FREE clinics providing LPRs the legal guidance, referrals and materials needed to successfully complete their application, pass their citizenship test and become fully integrated members of the United States.


Read more: Project Citizenship