New N-400 form released today
Still paper-based (but electronic submission may be coming)
On April 13, 2016, USCIS revised Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. The revised version is available at uscis.gov/n-400. You may continue to use the 9/30/15 edition of the form until August 9, 2016. We will reject and return previous versions of Form N-400 submitted on or after August 10, 2016.
The eligibility requirements for naturalization have not changed. For information on how to complete the form, and where eligibility requirements can be found, visit uscis.gov/n-400. For additional information refer to our Guide to Naturalization.
Changes You Will See on the Revised Form
We posted the draft form on April 9, 2015, for 60-day public comment and again on September 30, 2015, for 30-day public comment and received numerous comments. The changes we made:
- Removed the barcode. The 2D barcode technology has been removed on the new version of the form.
- Streamlined the application process for the customer. The revised form saves you time if a certain part does not apply to you.
- For example, we added language on page one about your parents’ citizenship. Your answers will determine whether you complete Part 6, or continue directly to Part 7.
- Identified evidence. We added language to the form instructions to help you identify what evidence you need to submit with your form and bring to your interview.
How to Complete the Revised Form N-400
Access the revised form at uscis.gov/n-400. Complete it electronically, then print, sign and mail it to the USCIS Lockbox listed in the instructions. Please include supporting documentation and the correct fee.
If you are unable to fill out Form N-400 electronically, you may print it, or request a paper form by calling the Forms Request Line at 800-870-3676. You must complete the paper form in black ink.
You may also get forms and information by calling the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY deaf or hard of hearing 800-767-1833).
For more information, please visit our website.
Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Apr 13, 2016
Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016