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Our free Citizenship classes are designed to prepare learners for the U.S. naturalization interview and exam, which includes an assessment of English reading and writing abilities, U.S. history and government.

SOAR Legal offers options to take class ONLINE or IN-PERSON. Select which option you prefer:

online classes

Join a class from your home! Our online classes (via Zoom) are offered on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Sign up using the form below.

in-person classes

There are two in-person class options for Spring 2023. Sign up using the form below. For more information, contact Sonja Carlson at (503) 384-2482, ext 105, or

find Study Materials

You may also access self-study materials and resources online and check for announcements regarding field office closures and rescheduling appointments. We recommend the following free online citizenship courses:


Portland location
7931 NE Halsey St., Ste. 302, Portland, OR 97213
office hours Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.
phone (503) 384-2482
Caroline van der Harten, Director

Hillsboro location
862 SE Oak Street, Suite 3A
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
office hours Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
phone (503) 384-2482, ext. 200