What is Form N-400 Application for Naturalization?

What is Form N-400 Application for Naturalization?

Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, is an application to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. If your biological or legal adoptive mother or father is a U.S. citizen by birth, or was naturalized before you reached your 18th birthday, you may already be a U.S. citizen.

How long does it take to process Form N-400?

The current average processing time for Form N-400 is a little over 12 months (as of June 2021). Generally, however, the speed of processing depends on the USCIS field office handling the application, and some applicants can get a head start on the process (see “Filing Early” below).

How long does it take to get citizenship after filing N-400 forum?

Form N-400 Processing Time Summary HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN? After filing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, and related forms, your N-400 processing time can take anywhere from 8 to 12 months. This is an approximation. It may be shorter for some and longer for others.

Can N400 be denied?

If you received a notice stating that your N-400 was denied after the interview, this means that the USCIS officer has found you ineligible for naturalization. The USCIS policy manual on naturalization lists nine grounds that the USCIS officer may deny your application.

How much is the fee for N-400?

$640. (Add the $85 biometric fee for a total of $725, where applicable. See exceptions below.) If you file your Form N-400 online, you may pay your fee online.

What happens after submitting your Form N-400?

If you properly file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, USCIS will initially respond by mailing you a receipt notice that confirms receipt of your application. Formally known as Form I-797C, Notice of Action (see example below), the receipt notice typically arrives 2 to 3 weeks after filing.

How to fill out N400?

Form N-400 is available for free by calling 800-870-3676, or you can download it from the N-400 page of the USCIS website (though you will need to pay a fee to actually submit it). You can submit it either in paper form (by mail) or online.

When I can file Form N-400?

Applicants may file Form N-400 ninety (90) calendar days before completing the permanent residence requirement To determine the 90-day early filing date, applicants should use the date shown on their Green Cards.

How do you apply for citizenship application?

Applying for United States Citizenship. When applying for naturalized citizenship, you must send the following to the USCIS office nearest to your home: Form N-400, two glossy passport photos of yourself, a photocopy of the front and back of your permanent resident ID card, a money order for the filing fee and cost of fingerprinting.