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Apply for a 1% loan to cover your USCIS application fees today

At One Percent for America (OPA), our mission is to finance pathways to US citizenship through straightforward 1% interest loans. We’re committed to this work not just because we believe it’s better for our country, but because over two centuries of the American immigrant story — including your own hard work and determination — have proven it is. 

Applying is easy! Watch our step-by-step video in English above or in Spanish.

Who is eligible?

OPA provides 1% loans to cover the USCIS fees for qualified noncitizen residents with the following statuses and needs:

  • Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs)/Green Card Holders seeking to apply for US citizenship
  • Green Card first time applicants and renewals
  • DACA (Dreamers) first time applicants and those seeking renewal 
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) first time applicants and those seeking renewal 

* California residents are currently not eligible for a One Percent for America loan. Please check back as this will change soon.

What are the benefits?

Our low-interest loans come with:

  • No credit requirements
  • No late or hidden fees
  • Flexible repayment schedule
  • Dedicated community support

Loans can be used for the following applications

$725 – 1,170
Citizenship
$540 - 1225
Green Card
$135 – 930
DACA
$135 – 930
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

How does it work?

OPA makes it easy to apply online and upon approval will issue you a check for your loan funds made payable to the US Department of Homeland Security on your behalf.

  • Once your loan is approved, it should take approximately 10 business days for you to receive your check in the amount of your loan, via USPS to the address you listed on your application.
  • This check can only be used for your USCIS application fees.
  • You will then mail this check along with your completed USCIS forms to the USCIS.
  • Your monthly payments will automatically be withdrawn from the bank account you provided on 15th of each month.
  • Your loan must be repaid within one year.

Information you will need 

Please have the following available when you begin the application:

  • Email
  • Mobile phone number
  • Bank account number
  • Bank routing number
  • Social Security# or ITIN#
  • The exact total of your application fees