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Free Citizenship Test Prep Classes at Union Public Library

The Union Public Library in partnership with Jewish Vocational Service will be offering free classes to help legal permanent residents prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship. The curriculum will focus on all aspects of the citizenship exam and interview, as well as legal assistance in completing the N-400 Application for Naturalization.

The Union Public Library will hold exam preparation classes on Saturdays, 9am-1pm for 10 weeks beginning in  January 2018.  Registration and the first class; will be held on January 6 at 9am. All prospective registrants must bring their Green Card in order to be registered.

For more information, please contact Inna Kramers at ikramers@jvsnj.org or 862-704-2283.

The Union Public Library is located at 1980 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083. Please call (908) 851-5450 or find us on the web at www.uplnj.org

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