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Hispanic Affairs

MayorNicholas J. Sacco
Community Services

Assistance is provided by appointment only to fill out the forms needed to apply for citizenship (form N-400) or to renew/replace a green card (form I-90). Please call 201.392.2060 to make an appointment between the business hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Generally, to be eligible for naturalization you must:

  • Be age 18 or older; and
  • Be a permanent resident for a certain amount of time (usually 5 years or 3 years, depending on how you obtained status); and
  • Be a person of good moral character; and
  • Have a basic knowledge of U.S. government (this, too, can be excepted due to permanent physical or mental impairment); and
  • Have a period of continuous residence and physical presence in the United States; and
  • Be able to read, write, and speak basic English. There are exceptions to this rule for someone who at the time of filing: - Is 55 years old and has been a permanent resident for at least 15 years; or - Is 50 years old and has been a permanent resident for at least 20 years; or - Has a permanent physical or mental impairment that makes the individual unable to fulfill these requirements.



Visit The North Bergen Help Desk

Department Supervisor:
Karen Pianese

Tel: 201.392.2157
Fax: 201.770.1894

4233 Kennedy Blvd.
North Bergen, NJ 07047

Hours of Operation:
Community Services: Mon–Fri 9am-4pm

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