Each application must be accompanied by the appropriate filing fee and biometric were authorized to accompany and reside with your spouse abroad,
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Form N-400 Instructions 09/17/19 Page 1 of 18What Is the Purpose of Form N-400?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 Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website at www.uscis.gov for more information on this topic and to If either of your parents is a United States citizen, complete Part 6. Information About Your Parents as part of this application. If neither of your parents is a United States citizen, skip Part 6. and complete Part 7. Biographical Information.A Guide to Naturalization To help you understand the naturalization process, USCIS developed A Guide to Naturalization (M-476). This guide provides information on eligibility requirements and naturalization procedures. If you do not already have a photocopy of M-476, you can view the guide on the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov . You may visit the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov/N-400 fornaturalization process.General Eligibility Requirements You may apply for naturalization when you meet all the requirements to become a U.S. citizen. General eligibility requirements are the following:1. You are at least 18 years of age 2. 3. You have lived within the state or USCIS district where you claim residence for at least 3 months4. 5. 6. 7. 8. You demonstrate a basic knowledge of U.S. history and government (also known as ﬁcivicsﬂ) as well as an ability to and 9.
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Naturalization Testing One of the requirements for naturalization is to take the naturalization test to demonstrate that you are able to read, write, and speak basic English and that you have a basic knowledge of U.S. history and government (civics).Exemptions From the English Language Test You are not required to take the English language test if: 1. have to take the civics test in the language of your choice.2. have to take the civics test in the language of your choice.3. have to take the civics test in the language of your choice.NOTE: in the United States as a lawful permanent resident, you should answer ﬁYesﬂ to at least one question in Part 2., Item Number 13. of Form N-400.Medical Exception to the English Language and/or Civics Test NOTE: Part 2., Item Number 12. Who Should Not File Form N-400 1. 2. You have acquired or derived U.S. citizenship through one or both of your parents or are eligible for citizenship under www.uscis.gov for more information on this General Instructions http://get.adobe.com/reader/ . If you do not have Internet access, you may call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 and ask that we mail a form to you. For TTY (deaf or hard of hearing) call 1-800-767-1833.
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Signature. will not accept a stamped or typewritten name in place of a handwritten signature. A legal guardian may sign for a mentally incompetent person. Filing Fee.(See the What Is the Filing Fee section of these Instructions.)Evidence. Required Evidence section of these Instructions. Biometrics Services Appointment. photograph, and/or signature at any time to verify your identity, obtain additional information, and conduct background and security checks, including a check of criminal history records maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), before making a decision on your application. After USCIS receives your application and ensures it is complete, we will inform you in writing if you need to attend a biometric services appointment. If an appointment is necessary, the notice will provide you the location of your local or designated USCIS Application Support Center (ASC) and the date and time of your appointment or, if you are currently overseas, instruct you to contact a U.S. Embassy, U.S. Consulate, or 1. 2. 3. If you fail to attend your biometric services appointment, USCIS may deny your application.Copies. You should submit legible photocopiesprocessing of an application, petition, or request. If USCIS requests an original document from you, it will be returned to you after USCIS determines it no longer needs your original.NOTE: If you submit original documents when not required or requested by USCIS, your original documents may be immediately destroyed upon receipt. Translations. If you submit a document with information in a foreign language, you must also submit a full English he or she is competent to translate from the foreign language into English.How To Fill Out Form N-400 1. Type or print legibly in black ink.2. Page Number, Part Number, and Item Number to which your answer refers.3. Answer all questions fully and accurately. married and the question asks ﬁProvide the name of your current spouseﬂ), type or print ﬁN/A,ﬂ unless otherwise otherwise directed.
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Form N-400 Instructions 09/17/19 Page 4 of 184. Avoid highlighting, crossing out, or typing or printing outside the area provided for a response. If you must make substantial corrections to your Form N-400, USCIS recommends that you start a new Form N-400 rather than using This may lead to incorrect information being captured in USCIS systems, which may cause processing delays or a rejection (non-acceptance) of your Form N-400.5. Provide your A-Number on the top right corner of each page (if any). Your A-Number is located on your Permanent nine digit number, depending on when your record was created. If the A-Number on your card has fewer than nine 6. allN-400, even if the pages are blank. A photocopy of the application is acceptable as long as all signatures on the application are handwritten and original. USCIS will not accept a stamped or typewritten name in place of a signature.Early Filing. This form is divided into 18 parts.Part 1. Information About Your Eligibility delayed.NOTE: If you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States, and you are the spouse of a U.S. citizen, and and you were authorized to accompany and reside with your spouse abroad, you do not qualify to naturalize overseas and must be present in the United States at the time of interview and naturalization. Therefore, type or print the name Part 2. Information About You (Person applying for naturalization)Item Number 1. Your Current Legal Name. Item Number 2. Your Name Exactly As It Appears on Your Permanent Resident Card (if applicable). Type or marriage, divorce, or other court order since you received your card. Type or print ﬁN/Aﬂ if you do not have a Permanent
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Item Number 3. Other Names You Have Used Since Birth (include nicknames, aliases, and maiden name, if applicable).complete this section, use a separate sheet of paper. Item Number 4. Name Change (Optional). A court can allow you to change your name when you are naturalized. Any to change your name at your naturalization oath ceremony, select ﬁYesﬂ and complete this section. You do not need to request a name change if your name has changed through marriage, divorce, or other court order. NOTE: USCIS cannot process name change requests for members of the military, or their spouses, who are naturalizing overseas.Item Number 5. U.S. Social Security Number (if applicable). Provide your U.S. Social Security number. Type or print ﬁN/Aﬂ if you do not have one.Item Number 6. USCIS Online Account Number (if any). issuing you a USCIS Online Account Number. If you received such a notice, your USCIS Online Account Number can be found at the top of the notice. If you were issued a USCIS Online Account Number, enter it in the space provided. The USCIS Online Account Number is not the same as an A-Number. Item Number 7. Gender. Indicate if you are male or female.Item Number 8. Date of Birth. Always use eight numbers to show your date of birth. Type or print the date in this you do not provide your date of birth.Item Number 9. Date You Became a Lawful Permanent Resident (if applicable). reject your application if you are a lawful permanent resident and do not provide the date you became a lawful permanent resident.NOTE: Form N-400.Item Number 10. Country of Birth. Type or print the name of the country in which you were born. Use the name of the country at the time of your birth, even if the name of the country has changed.Item Number 11. Country of Citizenship or Nationality. with current authority. 1. 2. If you are a citizen or national of more than one country, type or print the name of the foreign country that issued your last passport.Item Number 12. Do you have a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment that prevents you from demonstrating your knowledge and understanding of the English language and/or civics requirements for naturalization? physical or developmental disability or mental impairment that prevents you from complying with the English language attachment to your Form N-400.NOTE:
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Form N-400 Instructions 09/17/19 Page 6 of 18Item Number 13. Exemptions from the English Language Test. Naturalization Testing, Exemptions From the English Language Test , section of these Instructions for more Part 3. Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities and/or Impairments 1. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, USCIS may provide you with a sign-language interpreter at an interview or other 2. 3. If you are unable to travel to a designated USCIS location for an interview, USCIS may visit you at your home or hospital to conduct the naturalization interview. If you believe that you need USCIS to accommodate your disability and/or impairment, select ﬁYesﬂ and then any Items A. – C. in Item Number 1. that describes the nature of your disabilities and/or impairments. Also, describe the types of accommodations you are requesting on the lines provided. If you are requesting a sign- complete this section, use a separate sheet of paper. NOTE: Part 3., Item C. in Item Number 1. of this application, you can indicate whether you use a wheelchair. This will allow USCIS to better prepare for your visit.NOTE: Part 4. Information to Contact You Provide your current telephone numbers as well as your current email address. Type or print ﬁN/Aﬂ if an item is not applicable or if the answer is ﬁnoneﬂ unless otherwise indicated. If you are hearing impaired and use a TTY telephone connection, indicate this by writing ﬁTTYﬂ after the telephone number. Part 5. Information About Your Residence N-400. Start with where you live now, and then include the dates for each place you have lived in a month, day, and year applicable.
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Form N-400 Instructions 09/17/19 Page 8 of 18Part 8. Information About Your Employment and Schools You Attended complete time period. Include all military, police, and/or intelligence service. Begin by providing information about your current and most recent employment, studies, or unemployment, if applicable. Provide the locations and dates where you worked, were self-employed, were unemployed, or have studied during the last Part 9. Time Outside the United States Item Number 1. Item Number 2. Item Number 3. Part 10. Information About Your Marital History Item Number 1. What is your current marital status? If you are single and have never been married, go to Part 11. Information About Your Children .Item Number 2. If you are married, is your spouse a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces? If you are married, indicate if your spouse is a current member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Item Number 3. How many times have you been married (including annulled marriages, marriages to other people, and marriages to the same person)? Type or print the number of times you were married. If you were married to the same person more than one time, count each time as a separate marriage.Item Number 4. If you are now married, provide the requested information about your current spouse. Item Number 5. Is your current spouse a U.S. citizen? citizen.Item Number 6. became a U.S. citizen and provide the date he or she became a U.S. citizen.Item Number 7. Provide the requested information if your spouse is not a U.S. citizen. Item Number 8. How many times has your current spouse been married (including annulled marriages, marriages to other people, and marriages to the same person)? If your current spouse has been married before, provide the following information about your current spouse™s prior spouse including your current spouse™s prior spouse™s full legal name, immigration status (if known), date of birth, country of birth, country of citizenship or nationality, date of marriage with prior spouse, date marriage ended with prior spouse, and how the marriage ended with prior spouse. If your current spouse had more than one previous marriage, use a separate sheet of paper to provide the information requested. If your spouse was married to the same person more than one time, provide the requested information about each marriage separately. Item Number 9. If you were married before, provide the requested information about your prior spouse including full legal name, immigration status (if known), date of birth, country of birth, country of citizenship or nationality, date of marriage with prior spouse, date marriage ended with prior spouse, and how the marriage ended with prior spouse. If you have more than one previous marriage, provide that information on a separate sheet of paper. If you were married to the same person more than one time, provide the requested information about each marriage separately. Part 11. Information About Your Children
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Form N-400 Instructions 09/17/19 Page 9 of 18Item Number 1. Indicate your total number of children. Count all of your children, regardless of whether they are alive, were not married.Item Number 2. Provide information about all your children listed in Item Number 1. , regardless of age. If needed, use a separate sheet of paper to provide the information requested. Provide the following information for each child including 1. 2. 3. provided for the address.Part 12. Additional Information About You (Person Applying for Naturalization) Item Numbers 1. – 50. Answer each question by selecting ﬁYesﬂ or ﬁNo,ﬂ where applicable. If any part of a question applies to you or has ever applied to you, you must answer ﬁYes.ﬂ If you answer ﬁYesﬂ to any of the questions in Item Numbers 1. – 44.evidence to support your answers. If you answer ﬁNoﬂ to any question in Item Numbers 45. – 50., include a typed or application to be denied. Item Numbers 1. – 6. used a preparer. Further, you must sign and date your application. Every application MUST contain the signature of the applicant (or parent or legal guardian, if applicable). A stamped or typewritten name in place of a signature is not acceptable. You may place an ﬁXﬂ mark instead of a signature if you are unable to write in any language. USCIS will reject your Form N-400 if it is not signed.Part 14. Item Numbers 1. – 7. If you used anyone as an interpreter to read the Instructions and questions on this application to address of his or her business or organization (if any), his or her daytime telephone number, his or her mobile telephone number (if any), and his or her email address (if any). The interpreter must sign and date the application. Part 15. Contact Information, Declaration, and Signature of the Person Preparing this Application, if Other Than the ApplicantItem Numbers 1. – 8. This section must contain the signature of the person who completed your application, if other than you, the applicant. If the same individual acted as your interpreter and your preparer, that person should complete both Part 14. and Part 15. If the person who completed this application is associated with a business or organization, that person should complete the business or organization name and address information. Anyone who helped you complete this application MUST sign and date the application. A stamped or typewritten name in place of a signature is not acceptable. If the person who helped you prepare your application is an attorney or accredited representative whose reject your Form N-400 if it is not signed by the preparer you used to prepare the questions on the application.
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Form N-400 Instructions 09/17/19 Page 10 of 18interview. Part 16. Signature at Interview Do not Part 17. Renunciation of Foreign Titles Do not Most people do not have a foreign hereditary title or order of nobility. This part will apply only if you answered ﬁYesﬂ to Part 12., Items A. and B., in Item Number 4. If you do have a hereditary title or order of nobility, the law requires you to renounce this title as part of your oath ceremony to become a U.S. citizen. In Part 17.do so.Part 18. Oath of Allegiance Do not If USCIS approves your application, you must take this Oath of Allegiance to become a U.S. citizen. In limited meaning because of a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment. For more information, see A Guide to Naturalization (M-476). Your signature on this application only indicates that you have no objections to taking the Oath of Allegiance. It does not mean that you have taken the oath or that you are naturalized. If USCIS approves your Form N-400 for naturalization, you must attend an oath ceremony and take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. We recommend that you print or save a photocopy of your completed application to review in the future and for your records. Required Evidence Below is a list of documents to submit with your Form N-400.1. Photographs. Only applicants who reside overseas must provide two identical color photographs of yourself taken recently. your religious beliefs. Using a pencil or felt pen, lightly print your name and A-Number (if any) on the back of the photo.2. Photocopy of Permanent Resident Card. 3. Photocopy of your Current Legal Marital Status Document. Provide a photocopy of your current marriage 4. Documents for Military Personnel or Spouses of Military Personnel: A. Form N-426. If you are a current member of the U.S.
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Form N-400 Instructions 09/17/19 Page 11 of 18 B. Evidence of Military Service. C. Spouses of Military Personnel have additional requirements. www.uscis.gov/military .Below is a list of documents to bring with you to your Form N-400 interview. 1. Permanent Resident Card.2. 3. Passports and Travel Documents. USCIS.4. Evidence of Your Current Legal Marital Status. marital status.5. Evidence of the Termination of Your Spouse™s Prior Marriage(s). Bring the original of your current spouse™s neither of these are available, bring any other evidence that indicates the termination of your spouse™s marriage for consideration.6. Name Change(s). If you have changed your name at any time, bring the document(s) that legally changed your changed your name.7. Other Documents. A. Spouse of a U.S. Citizen. Bring the following items to your interview if you are applying for naturalization on the basis of your marriage to a U.S. citizen:(1) (2) (3) Form N-400. Such evidence may include:(a) (b) (c) (d) (e) B. Spouse of a U.S. Citizen Who is Regularly Stationed Abroad. Bring evidence demonstrating your U.S. citizen (1) (2)
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