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  • Third Gender Option Added to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

    Third Gender Option Added to Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

    The 04/01/24 edition of Form N-400 is the first USCIS form to include the “X” gender option. Today, April 1, 2024, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has made a big announcement that we hope isn’t a bad April Fool’s Day joke of some kind. USCIS’ update to their policies take effect immediately. Applicants filing…

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  • Applying For U.S. Citizenship

    Applying For U.S. Citizenship

    form n-400 Review the application (Form N-400) instructions Complete the naturalization application, Form N-400 Pay filing fee Form N-400 All applicants must send the following 3 items with their N-400 application: □ Permanent Resident CardA photocopy of both sides of your Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as the Alien Registration Card or “Green Card”). If…

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  • Naturalization Civics Exam

    Naturalization Civics Exam

    The Naturalization Civics Examination The civics examination is part of the naturalization interview process and it is legally required in order to obtain US citizenship (unless you are exempt for medical reasons). The civics portion of the naturalization test is an oral examination that will test your knowledge of basic US history (who was the…

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  • Citizenship: English Language Exemptions

    There are exceptions and modifications to the naturalization requirements that are available to those who qualify for U.S. citizenship. USCIS also provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities. The general exemptions to the English requirement based on age are described below.

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  • FAQ: Dual Citizenship

    Questions and answers regarding dual citizenship with the United States and potential ways you could lose your U.S. citizenship.

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  • Documents Checklist for Naturalization Application

    Documents Checklist for Naturalization Application

    Application for Naturalization for U.S. Citizenship Form:  N-400                  Online: Online application is available but not required Filing Fee: $640         Biometrics Fee: $85 biometrics fee  (Total Fee: $725) Do not send original documents unless specifically requested. TRANSLATIONS:   If you submit any documents (copies…

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  • False Claim to U.S. Citizenship

    Inadmissible and deportable for making a false claim to U.S. citizenship. INA § 212(a)(6)(C)(ii); INA §237(a)(3)(D). A person who falsely represents or has falsely represented themselves to be a U.S.citizen for any purpose or benefit under the INA or any other federal or state law is inadmissible anddeportable Therefore, as written, DHS could apply these…

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  • How to Check Your Selective Service Registration

    How to Check Your Selective Service Registration

    WHAT IS THE SELECTIVE SERVICE? The Military Selective Service Act requires that all men (including anyone whose gender was assigned as male on their birth certificate) living in the United States register with the Selective Service System (SSS) within 30 days of their 18th birthday. The SSS is used by the U.S. government in times…

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  • HOW TO: Naturalization/Citizenship

    HOW TO: Naturalization/Citizenship

    Do I need a lawyer to apply for U.S. citizenship? No. You can file USCIS forms yourself, including Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, which can be submitted online. However, some people choose to seek assistance from a lawyer or Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR)-accredited representative.  If you decide to get legal assistance, you can start here:…

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  • HOW TO APPLY FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP

    HOW TO APPLY FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP

    How to file for US Citizenship: Requirements for citizenship. Exceptions to citizenship requirements. Process of getting citizenship.

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  • RE-TAKING THE NATURALIZATION ENGLISH OR CIVICS TEST

    RE-TAKING THE NATURALIZATION ENGLISH OR CIVICS TEST

    The N-400, Application for Naturalization to become a U.S. citizen includes an English exam and a civics exam. People are often nervous about this portion of the N-400 naturalization interview, but there is no need to be. If an applicant fails either the English or the civics portion of the test they will scheduled for…

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  • Determine If A Child Derived US Citizenship

    Determine If A Child Derived US Citizenship

    DETERMINING WHETHER CHILDREN BORN OUTSIDE THE U.S. ACQUIRED CITIZENSHIP AT BIRTH You can see the chart below or click the download button to download the chart as a pdf. DOWNLOAD

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