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The Quintana Center welcomes all newcomers and refugees from all over the world and provides assistance with the process to becoming citizens of the United States

The  Naturalization Program Offers:   joelJoel Pena has always aspired to be an American Citizen. He was able  to move to the United States in 2012 from the Dominican Republic when he was 19 years old.

Joel has Cerebral Palsy, but has never let it hold him back in life. As a child, Joel had very little opportunity for education. He had a lot of setbacks and challenges to get to school due to no transportation- aside from his difficulty walking. Joel, like all of us, just needed the right support and opportunities to grow. Joel’s spirit and advocacy  has never let his disability, poverty, neglects/abuses, or sexual orientation limit his dream.

Thanks to the Department of Developmental Services, The Arc, and Grimaldy Rios, Joel was able to find a Shared Living Home provider where he feels accepted and loved as a family member. With the support of his team and technology Joel was able to successfully study for his U.S. Citizenship interview. This entailed learning how to read, write and learn English. After much effort and perseverance this year Joel finally received his American citizenship, 2 certificates of completion for English and is in the process of completing his GED. 

Joel’s ultimate goal in life is to become an inspirational speaker and mentor, especially for those going through similar things in life he did. Today, Joel feels accepted in life.  
  • Year Round Servics
  • A BIA Certified Representative 
  • Continued assistance througout the Naturalization Process
  • Assistance in completion of Citizenship/Naturalization N0400 and I-90 forms
  • Assistance/referrals to consult with an immigration attorney for resolution of legal issues
  • Assistance with translation
  • Assistance with Fee Waiver application forms*
**Natualization Fee Schedule** Fee
Consultation N-400 or I90 $25
N-400 Adult Citizenship  $150
I-90:Renew/Replace Green Card  $100
N-600: Certificate of Citizenship  $100
N-565: Replacement of Naturalization Certificate  $100
AR-11 Change of Address  $25
G-639 F.O.I.A  $100
I – 102, Replace the I-94 Card  $100
I-130 Alien Relative Petition (non- spouse) $900
I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence $200
 * No one will be denied services for inability to pay administrative fees.  Requests for fee waivers will be honored on a case-by-case basis.  Client may qualify for a reduced fee or fee waiver if the client is a receiver of cash benefits from MADTA or social security administration.  Evidence of such assistance must be presented in order to qualify. 

** New Fee Schedule takes affect as of July 1, 2021

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