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The Office of New Americans

The Office of New Americans is a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.

The Office of New Americans connects aspiring Americans with:

  • Free and low-cost classes to prepare for the test and interview
  • One-on-one assistance with the naturalization application
  • Fee waivers and referrals to financial products to defray the cost of the application
  • Referrals to one-on-one financial coaching and other economic prosperity services

Learn about how to become a citizen, eligibility requirements and documents you need in order to apply.

Become a U.S. Citizen

Apply for our New American Fund scholarship to cover naturalization fees.

Citizenship scholarship

Learn about how to become a citizen, eligibility requirements and documents you need in order to apply.

Volunteer

Attend a citizenship class for U.S. citizenship. Assistance is available in Spanish and Creole.

Events

Online Resources

For U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services check out one of the following online services or call 1-800-375-5283.
Apply for Citizenship

Apply for U.S. citizenship by submitting Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

Take the Civics Practice Test

The civics practice test is a study tool to help you test your knowledge of U.S. history and government.

Find a USCIS Field Office

USCIS field offices conduct interviews for all non-asylum cases, naturalization ceremonies and general appointments for information and applicant services.

Citizenshipworks

We are partnering with the Florida Immigrant Coalition to provide virtual application assistance using Citizenshipworks. Start your free online screening at home now.

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Miami-Dade New American Taskforce Press Conference
Miami-Dade launches New American Taskforce

Learn more about this initiative and watch the mayor's press conference.

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Help aspiring Americans on their journey to become U.S. Citizens

Help leave a positive impact on thousands of immigrant youth and families in the community.

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About Us

Miami-Dade County is home to more than 1.45 million immigrants, making up more than 53% of our county’s population. In June of 2015, through the leadership of then Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, then Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Citi Community Development, the Board of County Commissioners, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition, the county leveraged its resources to educate aspiring Americans and provide free and low-cost services as part of a national effort, Cities for Citizenship. The first county in the nation to join this effort.  

Created by resolution no. r-595-15 , The Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade’s (ONA) is a county-wide initiative to assist our immigrant residents overcome any barriers on their path to full citizenship. Its mission is to empower immigrants eligible for naturalization and other immigration benefits to become more civically and economically engaged in our communities by facilitating access to the resources they need to attain citizenship and to prosper.