N-400 Application for Citizenship and Naturalization: What are the steps involved?

In this post, Attorney Jacob Sapochnick Esq,  will explain the process of applying for citizenship and naturalization.

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If you are considering applying for U.S. Citizenship, you must wonder where to start. In this video we will cover the steps involved in the process.

General Steps:

  • Read ‘A Guide to Naturalization’ for information on the naturalization process.
  • Determine if you are eligible to apply for citizenship.
  • Review the Naturalization eligibility worksheet to help you decide if you are eligible to apply for naturalization
  • Download Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
  • Complete your application
  • Have 2 passport style photos taken
  • Collect the necessary documents
  • Review the document checklist to assist you as you collect your documents
  • Send your application package and filing fees to the appropriate Lockbox Facility or Service Center.
  • Receive an appointment letter for biometrics from USCIS
  • Visit a USCIS fingerprinting location and have fingerprints taken
  • Receive an appointment for an interview with a USCIS officer
  • Go to your local USCIS office at the specified time
  • Bring state-issued identification, Permanent Resident Card, and any additional documents specific to your case.
  • Answer questions about your application and background
  • Take the English and civics tests
  • Await a decision on your case

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