RISNW is a recognized agency with trained, accredited staff approved by the US Department of Justice, Office of Legal Access Programs, to provide a range of legal immigration & naturalization services.
RISNW assists eligible refugees and asylees to:
Adjust their status to permanent resident. Services include assistance completing the application form, referral the civil surgeon for a medical exam and other required steps to complete the process.
Request/obtain lost or replacement documents.
Obtain or renew work permits (employment authorization) for parolees and asylees until they obtain permanent residency (green card).
Provide help with other immigration related forms.
RISNW helps qualified permanent residents apply for US Citizenship. Includes help for minor children where at least one parent is a US citizen.
Screen for eligibility for Naturalization as well as fee waivers and disability exception.
Assist in the completion of the N400 form as well as fee waiver and disability exception forms.
Provide study guides / materials and refer to RISNW citizenship classes.
Referral to an approved medical provider (available on site at RISNW by appointment) to screen and complete the disability exception.
Help complete the biometric (fingerprinting) requirement including interpretation and translation as needed.
Interview preparation and, as needed, assist at the interview.
RISNW offers flexible options to prepare for the US citizenship interview and exam. We provide ongoing civics instruction through classes that are held twice a week in Everett. Classes are open entry, open exit. We also provide individualized help that is conducted in-person or remotely via phone or internet. For more information on citizenship classes, contact Kamal at 425-339-3932. For individualized assistance in Bellingham or Mt. Vernon, call Abdul at 360-812-6590. You can also contact your RISNW case manager for more information and/or help to prepare for your citizenship exam.
Immigration and Naturalization Services are funded through grants from One America Washington New Americans Program and Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance.