(we’re supposed to use it anyway)
USCIS is in the process of updating the N-400 (Citizenship Application) form. We're not sure when to expect the new form to be released. In the meantime, the only form available to download on the USCIS website has an expiration date of 3/31/19. So what are supposed to do? Apparently, we're supposed to check the website at https://www.uscis.gov/n-400 and if we're clever enough to click on the "edition date" drop-down menu, we can see the following notice: "12/23/16. A new edition of this form is coming soon. In the meantime, you may file using the 12/23/16 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions."
It's going to make many of our students nervous that they have to use an expired form, but they don't have any choice. My advice is to go online and show them the download page on the website, click on "edition date," as I've indicated above, and show them the notice authorizing them to continue to use the expired form.
The only other option is to establish an online account with USCIS and submit the form online. Not my favorite option, but some of the younger, more technologically-inclined students are OK with doing it this way.
When the new form becomes available, I'll put a notice up here to let you know!
Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Updated: Wed, Apr 24, 2019