Caribbean Bar set to host citizenship drive

On Saturday April 30, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Caribbean Bar Association in partnership with Western Union, will be hosting a Citizenship and Voter’s Registration Drive at the Holy Family Episcopal Church, located at 18501 N.W. 7th Avenue, Miami, Florida.

To apply for citizenship, each candidate must have their passport and green card (issued for at least 5 years); a list of places lived and worked over the past 5 years; a list of all overseas trips taken since receiving the Green Card and the filing fee of $390.00. PictureTek will take Application photographs on site and BankUnited will be on site to sell the money orders. To register to vote, each candidate will need proof of citizenship and proof of residency in the county. Applicants with any criminal history will have to seek independent appointments with attorneys.

The Caribbean Bar Association would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for this Citizenship Drive: Picture Tek, Spot Color, Friends of the Good Shepherd, WVCG 1080AM, WAVS 1170AM, HOT 105FM, Caribbean Today, South Florida Caribbean, Miami-Dade County Consumer Services Department and Air Jamaica.

The Caribbean Bar Association was founded in 1994 and is a voluntary bar organization that has grown from 25 to over 150 attorneys from the Caribbean-American community in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The Caribbean Bar includes attorneys working both in the public and private sector and practicing in several areas of the law, including but not limited to criminal and commercial litigation, administrative, family, immigration, business and corporate, insurance defense, medical malpractice, real estate, maritime, international, personal injury, land use/zoning law, among others.

The Caribbean Bar Association is known for its service to the community. For information, call (305) 548-3800, or visit them at

The Caribbean Bar Association has expanded beyond South Florida and launched a Central Florida Chapter in Orlando in March, 2004.

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