by ILRC Staff Attorneys, 1996

This manual focuses on how agencies can participate in the INS "Off-Site" processing program where INS conducts naturalization interviews at community agencies. The experience of organizations in off-site efforts show that this approach increases convenience and reduces anxiety for naturalization applicants enabling them to achieve greater success. The manual offers community agencies and schools that provide citizenship classes a step-by-step guide for setting up off-site processing in the community. It includes ideas and advice about how to work with local INS offices, how to coordinate among numerous agencies and adult schools, and how to locate and set up appropriate sites.