The Naturalization Process

February 22, 2011 § 1 Comment

Get the Application for Naturalization , Form N-400

Complete the N-400 application.

Have two passport-style photographs taken.

Get the necessary supporting documents ready.

Mail your citizenship application along with passport-style photographs, documents, and fee to the appropriate Service Center.

Note : Do not send cash.

Make a copy of everything you send to USCIS.

You will get an appointment letter from USCIS.

Go to location mentioned in the letter and get your fingerprints taken.

If USCIS requests for additional documents, mail them

Wait till you receive an appointment for your interview.

Go to your local USCIS office mentioned in the letter at the specified time.

If USCIS requests, bring identification and provide additional documents. Having two additional passport-style photographs at the time of interview will be handy.

You have to answer questions about your application package and background.

Take the citizenship test (English and Civics).

If your case is approved, you will be notified about the ceremony date.

At the ceremony, return your Permanent Resident Card (green card)

You will be required to answer a few questions about what you have done since your interview.

Take the Oath of Allegiance.

Finally, receive your Certificate of Naturalization.

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§ One Response to The Naturalization Process

  • nancym22 says:

    A letter of explanation and Form N445 should be submitted in case you cannot make it for the oath taking ceremony. The requisition for rescheduling may or may not be accepted and if accepted can be rescheduled for a early date or might take years together.So its always important to be there for the final step before you receive your naturalization certificate as proof for your US citizenship!

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