Citizenship Preparation

The Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) contracts with qualified organizations for the provision of citizenship preparation services for refugees. These services include:

  • Naturalization examination preparation in history, civics, and English
  • Naturalization examination interviewing skills; and
  • Legal assistance in counseling, preparation of applications, and representation before the INS.

Only organizations that are recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) are eligible to provide legal services.

Service providers

Bethany Christian Services Allentown108 North 5th Street, Allentown, PA 18102(484) 408-6830
Multicultural Community Resource Center554 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16503(814) 455-0212
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants517 East 26th Street, Erie, PA 16504(814) 452-3935
International Service Center21 South River Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101(717) 236-9401
Catholic Charities of Harrisburg — Immigration and Refugee Services939 E Park Dr, Suite 102, Harrisburg, PA 17105(717) 232-0568
Church World Service308 E. King Street, Lancaster, PA 17602717-381-2890
Bethany Christian Services Lancaster
1681 Crown Avenue, Suite 201, Lancaster, PA 17601717-399-3213
HIAS and Council Migration Service
2100 Arch Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103215-832-0906
New World Association
9857 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115215-856-7314
Nationalities Service Center
1216 Arch Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107215-467-0690
Jewish Family & Community Service of Pittsburgh
5734 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217412-422-7200
AJAPO2990 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219412-391-4985
Catholic Social Services of Scranton516 Fig Street, Scranton, PA 18505570-207-2283

For more information please contact the PA Refugee Resettlement Program by email at or call (717) 787-8608