Catholic Charities to hold citizenship workshop

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services is holding a Citizenship Day Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to help qualified legal permanent residents who are interested in United States citizenship.

This annual event is taking place at Catholic Charities, 1900 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge.

Experienced immigration attorneys and law school students will be on hand to help review citizenship documents and evaluate citizenship applications.

Workshops throughout the day will offer people a chance to practice citizenship tests administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, including English proficiency, American history and interviews.

To qualify to become a citizen, an individual must be at least 18 years old, have lived in the United States as a permanent resident for five years (or three years if living with and married to a U.S. citizen spouse), lived in the United States for half of the five- or three-year period or have active or former military service.

For information or to reserve a spot, call Catholic Charities at (225) 366-8700, ext. 337, or visit its website, www.catholiccharitiesbr.org.