New Americans Loan Program

Helping you finance your path to U.S. citizenship.
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Making naturalization and other immigration processes more affordable.

To help people finance their path to U.S. citizenship, we offer loans to cover the application fees related to this process. The loans can also be used to cover a range of fees:
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applications
  • Green card applications

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How the New Americans Loans Program works

We’re proud to partner with CARECEN and CASA to offer our New American Loans program, an initiative that aims to make naturalization and other immigration-related processes more affordable. Our low-interest, one-year micro-loans remove the high cost barrier of application fees.

  • Can be used for a wide range of immigration-related fees
  • Low 10% annual percentage rate
  • 12-month term
  • Must be either an existing member of DC Credit Union, or referred by one of our partner organizations

Visit our ACESSO branch for more information about our citizenship loans


Our ACCESO branch is a bilingual community branch that offers financial services to our growing Latino community. Available services include:

  • Spanish language services
  • Extended evening and Saturday hours
  • International remittances
  • SAFE Accounts and New Americans Loans Program

Learn more about ACCESO

SAFE Accounts

For individuals who don’t have a SSN or a Tax ID number, we offer our SAFE checking and savings accounts. If you are a non-U.S. citizen or an undocumented immigrant, these accounts allow you to have safe and easy access to financial services.

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Must be currently applying for Citizenship Status, as well as pay a $20 application fee. If you live in VA or MD, you must process the application through CARECEN or Casa De Maryland.

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