Citizenship Class

Do you or someone you know want to become a United States citizen? The Burroughs Center is now offering a free, 10-week Citizenship Class to anyone who is eligible to apply.

This free class is designed to help you prepare to become a citizen and fulfill all of the immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) requirements. Learn about the culture, history and government of the United States as well as how to apply for the exam. Discuss the rights, responsibilities and privileges of citizenship. Typical exam questions will be practiced which will help you prepare to pass the written and oral citizenship test for naturalized citizenship.

We are registering now for the session to begin in September.

Class dates:  Thursdays, Sept 7 – Nov 9  

Class time: 6 – 8:00 PM                                                                                                                                                                                             

Contact Therese LeFever, Program Manager to schedule your appointment to register:

     Call 203.334.0293 x 12 or email


Citizenship FAQs

​What does it mean to be a naturalized citizen?

A naturaliz​​ed citizen is a citizen who was not born in the United States. They chose to become a U.S. citizen and successfully completed the application process. ​​​

What do you need to become a U.S. citizen?

If you are a permanent or conditional resident (you have a green card), typically you need to live in the United States for 5 years before you can apply to become a U.S. citizen.  If you have been a resident for 3 years and married to a U.S. citizen for 3 years, you are eligible to apply.

Where can I find more information about becoming a U.S. citizen? 

You can research how to become a U.S. citizen online. There are very good websites and some websites that are not as reputable. The following link has been created by the U.S. government so you can trust the information provided:

Do I need to speak English fluently to pass my citizenship exam?

No, you don’t. If you can communicate in English and prepare for the exam in advance, it is possible to pass the exam. To do well on the citizenship exam, you need to study the right materials and work with qualified instruct