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16 May 2011

Now Available: USCIS Releases Expanded Civics and Citizenship Toolkit

USCIS offers the Civics and Citizenship Toolkit to community organizations that assist immigrants aspiring to become U.S. citizens. The toolkit provides educational materials that focus on both naturalization and civics.

Today, USCIS is releasing an expanded edition of the toolkit, which now includes:

  • A start-up guide for organizations who want to expand ESL, civics, and citizenship education
  • Suggestions on how to use the toolkit in your community
  • A short film about the naturalization process and test
  • Civics Flash Cards, multimedia study tools, and much more

One free toolkit is available to immigrant-serving organizations. You can find a list of eligible organizations on our registration page. Interested individuals or organizations that do not qualify to receive a free toolkit may purchase a copy from the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) Online Bookstore.

For additional citizenship information and educational materials, be sure to visit the Citizenship Resource Center.

Please let us know what you think about the new toolkit in our comments section.



At May 17, 2011 at 2:59:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Hart said...

The only toolkit listed at the bookstore is the 2010 version, and it is back-ordered. Is that the correct one?

At May 17, 2011 at 1:11:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been in USA for more than 10 years, worked as a Federal Government employee for more than 2 years, and living as a LPR for more than 3 years. Please let me know if I can apply for a US Citizenship now. I noticed that a LPR living 2 and 1/2 years out of 5 years in USA may be qualified to apply for a US Citizenship.

At May 20, 2011 at 11:24:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My organization registered for the toolkit, but never received a confirmation email about the order. How can I find out if the order has been processed?

At May 20, 2011 at 3:25:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you work as federal government employee while on LPR status? I thought you must be US citizen

At May 20, 2011 at 4:25:00 PM EDT , Blogger USCIS Blog Team said...

Hart and Arjun: sorry about the confusion. The Civics and Citizenship Toolkit listed on the GPO Online Bookstore is the correct version. We are working with GPO to update their product list so it shows the 2011 version and they are in the process of filling their stock. You can still submit orders; GPO will send them out as soon as possible. Thanks for your comments and we hope you enjoy the Toolkit!

At May 21, 2011 at 8:07:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you offer free Toolkits to Civics teachers? Might be a good resource in the classroom.

At May 27, 2011 at 1:00:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

could i have been a u.s. citizen if i have a signed birth certificate of a u.s.citizen father and that i was born outside the u.s. to a foreign mother?

At May 30, 2011 at 6:53:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a DOD civilian and I assist Soldiers and Family members with Citizenship and Immigration. Is there any way to get the toolkit for them without ordering threw the bookstor?

At June 3, 2011 at 9:39:00 AM EDT , Anonymous USCIS Blog Team said...

Thanks for your comments! If you have specific questions on your eligibility for the Toolkit or would like to check the status of your order, email

At May 2, 2012 at 10:02:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Jean-Paul said...

I'm an American citizen working as an ESL educator in Shanghai China, and I'm wondering if teachers such as myself are authorized to use the video component of the toolkit (A Promise Of Freedom) as part of a classroom lesson plan on American history. If we are, then I'm happy to simply play it off the website. In other words, no need to send me the toolkit itself (I doubt that's even an option anyway haha). Please let me know, thanks!


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