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How to apply for your birth certificate as an adult living in Virginia: a comprehensive guide created by Blue Ridge Legal Services

This guide was created for people living in Blue Ridge Legal Services’ service area in the Shenandoah Valley, but it can be used by people living anywhere in Virginia. It is intended to assist adults in obtaining their own birth certificates. This guide was created for people living in Blue Ridge Legal Services’ service area in the Shenandoah Valley, but it can be used by people living anywhere in Virginia.

Know Your Rights as an Immigrant

This packet provides an overview of the rights an immigrant (whether here legally or not) or even a citizen may exercise if confronted by an immigration official.

Learn About Naturalization

Naturalization is the manner in which a person not born in the United States voluntarily becomes a U.S. citizen. Before you apply for naturalization, you must meet a few requirements. Depending on your situation, there are different requirements that may apply to you. This website describes the eligibility requirements for becoming a naturalized citizen.

Naturalization Through Military Service: Fact Sheet

Special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) authorize U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to expedite the application and naturalization process for current members of the U.S. armed forces and recently discharged members.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Glossary

Immigration law has a number of highly technical terms that may not mean the same thing to the average reader. USCIS.gov provides a glossary of immigration terms and acronyms.

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