Resources for Citizenship

As of 2015, Baltimore City has been home to an estimated 9,000 lawful permanent residents who may be eligible to become citizens. While permanent residents have most of the rights of US citizens, there are additional important reasons to also consider becoming a citizen. Listed below are a few of the many benefits a person receives when he or she becomes a U.S. citizen:

  • Ability to vote
  • Serve on a jury
  • Travel with a US passport which allows you to get assistance from the US government while overseas, if necessary
  • Get priority when petitioning to bring family members permanently to the US
  • Obtain citizenship for children under 18 years of age
  • Apply for federal jobs
  • Become an elected official
  • Become eligible for federal grants and scholarships
  • Obtain government benefits 

For information regarding citizenship services such as application assistance, interview or exam preparation, and more in the City of Baltimore, please see the following brochures in the languages listed below:

Citizenship Flyer Update

All contacts in the flyers was updated as of June 2023, but there are a few additional resources that have become available since the initial creation of the flyers. In addition to NHS, there are a few other organizations that will provide low interest, small amount loans regardless of immigration status. They are listed below:

Latino Economic Development Center

3200 Boston St.

Baltimore, MD 21224

P: 202-352-3373


LEDC housing counselors offer courses, one-on-one counseling sessions, and group seminars in English and Spanish that will equip you with the knowledge needed to buy your first home in Maryland. Provides mortgage products for ITIN holders and small to medium credit building loans.

New American Community Lending



Credit building and small business loans for low to moderate income immigrants