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Citizenship Assistance Loan

Citizenship Assistance Loan


If you or a loved one needs support with the following expenses relating to the citizenship process, we're here to help:

  • Citizenship Application
  • Permanent Residence Application (green card)
  • DACA application or renewal
  • Petition for Alien Relatives
  • Application for Employment Authorization
  • Asylum Process
  • Legal fees
How can DFCU help?
  • Borrow up to $1,500 per applicant (up to $4,000 per household)
  • Choose between a 12 or 24-month payment term
  • Amounts less than $1,500 obtain the 12-month term and rate
  • Interest rates from 9.99% APR*
  • NO CREDIT CHECK REQUIRED*
Term Fixed APR*
12 months as low as 9.99%
24 months as low as 11.99%
Looking to apply? Here's what you'll need:

Before you apply! Check out our membership eligibility requirements. You do not need to become a member to apply, but you will need to become one for loan funding. Any questions, call 562-862-8141 or chat with us online.

*APR = Annual Percentage Rate. DFCU standard loan and rate guidelines apply and are subject to change without notice. No credit check required for this product: we will not be running your credit. The rate you get will be based solely on the term you choose; 12- or 24-month terms available (less than $1,500 = 12-month term). Up to 12-month term: obtains a rate of 9.99% APR. Up to 24-month term: obtains a rate of 11.99% APR. Maximum loan amount of $4,000 per household ($1,500 maximum per citizenship application). Checks must be payable to the government agency processing the application. Currently only available to members with an ITIN or Social Security number.

  • Late payment charge (more than 10 days late): 20% of the interest due that month
  • No application fee
  • No pre-payment penalty