Saturday, April 17th, 2010: FREE Citizenship day

Namaste/Tashi Delek:

Below please find information for the next round of FREE Citizenship day events planned by the American Immigration Lawyer's Association(AILA). As stated in earlier e-mails, I have the distinct honour of serving as the Chair of this program for AILA and want to make sure that you have access to free help in filing your applications for Citizenship. There is no appointment required, but please make sure that you come to the event with ALL documents and information listed below as attorneys will NOT be able to help you without these documents.

I will be at the Tukwila site ALL DAY; therefore, if any of you want or need help in Nepali, please come to the Tukwila site and ask for me.

Citizenship Days are organized through a partnership with the Washington State Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Washington New Americans Program. At Citizenship Day, experienced volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals, and interpreters will assist eligible permanent residents with completing their naturalization applications, review any relevant legal issues, and prepare the application package for filing with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Resources for preparing for the naturalization interviews will be provided as well. All assistance provided at a Citizenship Day workshop is free.

DATE: Saturday, April 17th, 2010
TIME: 10 AM - 3 PM
COST: Free


Foster-Tukwila Presbyterian Church
(206) 587-0234
14401 56th Ave. S. 
Tukwila, WA 98188

Map and Directions at:

Clark College
(360) 694-5624
Building AA-5 2nd Floor
1933 Ft. Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Maps and Directions at:

*Select Building AA5 Applied Arts for directions.

Chelan County PUD Auditorium
(509) 665-7022 or 1 (888) 273-2219
327 N. Wenatchee Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Map and Directions at:

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
(509) 248-1911
212 N. 4th Street 
Yakima, WA 98901
Map and Directions at:

If you would like to attend or need more information, please sign up today!


* Your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
* List of home addresses for the past five years and the dates during which you lived at these addresses
* List of employer names and addresses for the past five years, including the dates you worked with these employers
* Dates you have been outside of the U.S. since becoming a permanent resident and the countries you traveled to during these trips. Bring your passport, itineraries, and, if available, tickets to track all trips made outside the USA.
* Your children's complete names, dates of birth, and their A#s (alien registration numbers) if they have one
* Your most recent tax return and W-2 forms
* $675 filing fee (exceptions possible) - check, cashier's check, or money order made out to "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services"
* 2 color passport photos
* Interpreters available but waiting times may be shorter if you bring own interpreter


If the name on your green card is different than your current legal name:
Bring the documents that legally changed your name (marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court document).
If you are applying for US citizenship based upon a marriage to a US citizen bring:
Information about your spouse and his or her previous marriages and divorces.
Documents showing that you and your spouse are living together (examples: tax returns, bank statements, leases, mortgages, birth certificates of your children). 
If you have been married more than one time:
Bring marriage certificate and divorce (or death) decree, or specific dates of all marriages and divorces. 
Bring proof of your payment of any court ordered support.
If you have been outside the US for more than 6 months in any year since becoming a Permanent Resident:
Bring details about the dates you left and came back to the US, and proof that you maintained a job or home in the U.S.
If you have a spouse or children who do not live with you bring:
Any court order requiring you to pay financial support; 
Evidence of your financial support (examples: cancelled checks, money order receipts, evidence of wage garnishments, or letter from the parent or guardian who cares for your children). 
If you think you have been arrested, detained, or if you have had to appear before a court for any reason whether in the last five years or earlier:
Bring ALL certified court and police documents (examples: police report, court appearance and disposition)
EXCEPTION--Minor traffic violations (examples: parking tickets, speeding tickets). 
If your federal, state, or local taxes are overdue (or you have failed to pay them):
Bring copies of any documents, letters, or papers you sent to or received from the government about the problem.
If you registered for the U.S. Selective Service: 
Bring the date you registered and your selective service number, if known.


Kripa Upadhyay, Esq

  February 06, 2010: FREE Citizenship day


I currently serve as the Chair of the Citizenship Day Committee for the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) Washington State Chapter. A part of AILA's work every year is to organize FREE Citizenship day events around the State of Washington for people from low/moderate incomes. The information below is for the 2nd round of events. The first round of events was held in October 2009, and a third round will be held in April.

Please review the attached flyer in detail as it contains detailed information for the documents you MUST have with you if you want the attorneys to help you file your application(s) for Naturalization/Citizenship free of cost.

I will be at the event site in Tacoma; therefore, those needing/wanting help in Nepali, please come to the Tacoma site

If you have any questions or concerns about this event, please feel free to send me an e-mail or visit the following website:

The address for each of the four site for February 06, 2010 are as follows:

DATE: Saturday, February 6, 2010

TIME: 10 AM - 3 PM

COST: Free



Skagit Valley College

Mt. Vernon Campus

Lewis Hall L-66

2405 East College Way

Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 416-7095



Tacoma Community House

1314 South L Street

Tacoma, WA 98405

(253) 383-3951



Lacey Senior Center

6757 Pacific Ave S.E.

Lacey, WA 98503

(360) 407-3967



Grays Harbor College

Whiteside Education


418 East First Street

Aberdeen, WA 98520

(360) 533-9733


Kripa Upadhyay

  October 4th, 2009: NSS Sponsors Nepali Films at ISAFF 2009

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) proudly sponsors Nepali Films at Independent South Asian Film Festival (ISAFF) 2009 on October 4th 2009. For detailed information, please visit these web sites: or
ISAFF, Independent South Asian Film Festival, 2009

We hope that you will enjoy the Nepali Films at this Film Festival. And, we thank you for your support to ISAFF.

  August 1st, 2009: NSS Sponsors Mahila Night - Presented By Bo M Karlsson Foundation

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) proudly sponsors "Mahila Night" presented by The Bo M Karlsson Foundation, its Second Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, a benefit to raise money for the education of women in Nepal. The event will be held at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle. 4408 Delridge Way SW, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, and will include an authentic Nepali dinner buffet, wine and beer bar, silent auction, music and Nepali cultural dance and an henna artist. Suggested donation: $35.00 per person, $50.00 per couple.
RSVP: Jennifer at 206-459-6995 or Dhan Pun at 206-321-5779
For more info. visit:


Empowering The Women of Nepal Through Higher Education

  August 23rd, 2008: NSS Participates in Snow Leopard Day @ Woodland Park Zoo

Nepal Seattle Society (NSS) is participating in Snow Leopard Conservation Day Celebration on Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle. Our talented singers and dancers are performing on behalf of NSS at this celebration. We request you to please join us and show your support for our talented performers and our community.
Event: Snow Leopard Day
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2008
Performance Time: 11:00 am & 1:00 pm
Entrance Fee: 40% discount to all NSS members on regular entrance fee.
Please mention Nepal Seattle Society at the ticket entrance in order to get the discount.
More information at:
Woodland Park Zoo website:
Event Info:
Zoo Calendar:
View/Download Zoo Map (North Side):
Snow Leopard, Photo Source - Woodland Park Zoo Website...

  August 2nd, 2008: Bo M Karlsson Foundation Presents - Mahila Night

The Bo M Karlsson Foundation proudly presents its First Annual Dinner and Silent Auction "Mahilaa Night", a benefit to raise money for the education of women in Nepal. The event will be held at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center in West Seattle. 4408 Delridge Way SW, from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, and will include an authentic Nepali dinner buffet, wine and beer bar, silent auction, music and Nepali cultural dance and an henna artist. Suggested donation: $35.00 per person, $50.00 per couple.
RSVP: Jennifer at 206-459-6995 or Dhan Pun at 206-321-5779
For more info. visit:


Empowering The Women of Nepal Through Higher Education

  May 4th, 2008 - API Heritage Month Celebration 2008

  April 27, 2008: JHAKRI - A reality based film show


Do you believe in Shangri-La? Do you believe in Yeti? or, do you believe in Mantra?

Then don’t miss this opportunity to view JHAKRI - a documentary based in reality, showing in Seattle on April 27th, 2008.

A well-known Jhakri (shaman) in a Nepali village has a son, who - typical of the new generation - does not believe in the traditional concepts and thus does not want to follow his father. This leads to a conflict between father and son and the son moving to Kathmandu. His son is born and follows the father's path. 

 1411 21st Avenue, Seattle WA, 98122   
 2:30PM (only one show) please be there. 
 27th April 2008
 Food & Beverages:
 Momo, chai (tea), soft drinks and water available  
 For directions:
or, call 206-686-6684  

A book based on this movie is being published by a UK Based publishing company which is first ever time in Kellwood history.  

CAUSE: 50% of your contribution goes directly to Himalayan Women’s & Children’s Foundation to help with Education, Dental & Medical programs in the various remote regions of the Himalayas…

  April 25th, 2008 - CEN Event: Free Fundraising Event

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