Application for naturalization Form N-400
Form N-400, “Application for Naturalization,” is the application that green card holders use to apply for U.S. citizenship after meeting some requirements.
You can check USCIS eligibility requirements or take our self-diagnosis test to find out if you qualify for a citizenship application.
You can download Form N-400 from USCIS page, or complete your application online. If you choose Together Direct’s service, we simplify this step.
The current fee for Form N-400 is $725.
There are a lot of factors that can affect the processing time of your application. After filing Form N-400, the entire naturalization process can take from 8 to 12 months for most people.
Yes, unless you qualify for an exemption. In most cases, if your application is approved, you will have to go through an interview with a USCIS officer where your English abilities will be evaluated.
In most cases you need to be able to prove your continuous residence in the U.S. for at least 5 years and that you’ve been physically present in the country for 30 months.
Yes. If you’re a green card holder, you can apply for citizenship if your trip did not last more than 6 months. In that case, you should prepare with the necessary evidence.
You have to wait 5 years as a permanent resident to apply for citizenship. If you acquired lawful permanent residence and are still married to the person who petitioned you, you may apply after 3 years of residence in the United States.
Your time as a permanent resident begins on the date you were granted your permanent resident status. The date is on your permanent resident card.
You can get a look at this complete checklist to help prepare your documents before filing Form N-400.
Yes, you can apply for citizenship through marriage if you’ve been married for at least three years.
Yes, if both of your tax statements have the same address and can prove you live in marital union through other means.
You can apply for citizenship with overdue taxes, but you’ll need to show a signed agreement from the IRS office stating that you have filed a tax return and arranged to pay the taxes your owe. It’s best to get professional help for this.
If you are a male between 18 and 26 years of age, you should register in the Selective Service System and prove it in your citizenship application.