Announcements on green cards for healthcare
professionals, DACA, and Same Sex marriages.
Click here for more information»
- SAAVI partners with New Detroit, Inc to raise
awareness of South Asian community in Michigan.
Panellists speak on culture, history, and
Click here for photos»
Apply for your U.S. Citizenship! Come to New
Americans Campaign (NAC) workshops!
Apply for your U.S. Citizenship at SAAVI's NAC
workshops. Starting May 2014, new forms are 21
pages long with complicated questions. To
Immigration attorneys and BIA accredited
professionals will review your application and
provide follow-up support for free.
We can check for English and Civic test
exemptions (if you are 50, 55, or 65, and have
been living over 15 or 20 years you don't have
to take English test. You also have a shortened
Civics test (10 questions only, not 100).
We also check for fee waiver, if people qualify.
SAAVI plans to offer English and Civics classes
for citizenship interview. Locations and dates
to be determined. Need at least 8 people for
each class. To enroll, email
Under Study materials for Civics test in the
Bengali Civics test
What are the challenges for immigrants? How does
the immigration status affect their work and
life? Watch speakers share their stories and
More immigration stories»
See why you should become a U.S. citizen.
Click here for Somesh Khare's story»
See what Jayathi Khare has to say about U.S.
Beat the longer and more intrusive U.S.
citizenship application form!
Click here on why you need to become a
Register here for Jan 25th U.S. citizenship
Click here for details on event.
SAAVI, a member of Detroit New Americans
Campaign (DNAC), will offer free U.S.
naturalization workshops between January - May
Click here to register for a workshop
convenient to you.
Debating about becoming a U.S. citizen? See what
community members are sharing on benefits of
Important tax information for U.S. citizens
A Guide to Make an Offshore Bank Account
Disclosure to the IRS»
Tax Guide for US Citizens & Aliens living
Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals»
US Tax Guide for Aliens»
Click here to learn more about organizations
that are collaborating in Detroit to help you
become U.S. citizens:
Why you should become a U.S. citizen:
Watch a video here:
Becoming a U.S. Citizen: An Overview of the
Click here for list of documents to bring:
Study materials for Civics test in the
Hindi - Translation services generously
donated by Mr. J.J. Patel
Tamil - Translation services generously
donated by Dr. Rajaraman M.D.
Campaign – NAC collaborative member
Citizenship is an important milestone along
immigrants’ journey toward full political and
economic membership in the U.S. With
citizenship, immigrants receive the complete
range of rights accorded to the native born,
most notably the right to vote in national
elections. By naturalizing, immigrants also gain
a range of practical benefits, including
security from deportation, access to certain
public sector jobs and the ability to travel
abroad on a US passport.
The New Americans Campaign is a groundbreaking
national network of legal-service providers,
faith-based organizations, businesses,
foundations and community leaders that is paving
a better road to citizenship so that greater
numbers of legally qualified permanent residents
take the critical step to becoming American
Detroit New Americans Campaign Collaborative
is offering free U.S.Citizenship Application
Click here for April 20th workshop at Plymouth
Click here for dates and locations of upcoming
For more information on Immigration needs of the
South Asian American community,
Outreach events - Employment and student visa
The Gang of 8
introduced the much
April 16, 2013. The
bill proposes to
for work visa
employment visas be
increased to 40%.
The bill also
proposes changes in
family visas - only
children and married
adult children less
than 31 years will
Click here for the
Here's some talking
points on how this
bill affects the
community, top 10
Q's and A's, and a
summary of the
See SAAVI's advocacy
work on our
focuses on Latino
immigrants. But what
works for one ethnic
group may not be
ideal for all. Host
Michel Martin finds
out what Asian
immigrants want most
for why overhauling
What You Need to
Know to Become a
U.S. Citizen: A
Guide for South
Questions - Gujarati
Questions - Urdu
Clinic at Plymoth |
Application Workshop at