Governor Cuomo’s Office for New Americans has launched its second round of NaturalizeNY assisting New Yorkers with the path to citizenship. As a result, New York State will lottery off 1,500 vouchers that cover the cost of applying for U.S. citizenship (worth $725) as well as all associated legal services.

The lottery is free to enter and open to all citizenship-eligible legal permanent residents (green card holders) residing in New York State who meet certain income requirements. To learn more about the lottery and to register, go to You can also call (800) 566-7636.

When you register for the lottery, you will be asked a short series of questions to determine your eligibility for the program. All information provided will be stored securely and is strictly confidential. The deadline for registering is July 28, 2017.