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How to complete the N-400, Application for Naturalization

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Learn about the requirements for filing the N-400 application for naturalization, and read step-by-step instructions for completing the form. This free 24-page Guide includes:

  • Discussion of the seven eligibility requirements.
  • Step-by-step instructions for completing the N-400 Form.
  • Tips for preparing your N-400 packet.

How to complete Part 2 of the N-400 (Information about you)

Part 2 begins by asking you to list every name you have ever used since the time of your birth. Your Current Legal Name will normally be the same as the name used on your Permanent Resident Card. Typically, the only reason it will be different is if you were…

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What is “Good Moral Character?”

An individual applying for naturalization is required to show that she has good moral character – referred to by immigration attorneys as “GMC.” This is a technical legal term that includes much more than just criminal conduct. Let’s look at how USCIS examines good moral character. The “look-back” period. Generally,…

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Preparing for the US citizenship tests

As you have probably heard, an N-400 applicant must pass two tests at the time she is interviewed for her application: an English language test and a test about the United States government (“Civics”). If you are able to read this Guide, chances are good that the English language test…

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Am I eligible to file the N-400?

The most important step of the naturalization process is determining whether you are eligible to apply in the first place. It is critical to recognize that the risk is not simply that your N-400 could be denied, and the filing fee wasted. It is possible for a permanent resident to…

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. I came here to Florida from England in dec 2014 got married to my husband US citizen in February 2015 and gave birth to our son April 2015 we filed all of our paperwork I-485 -130 work permit etc but we moved house and didn’t get an appointment letter and it was denied.since then I discovered my husband was a heroin addict and was in and out of jail so we’re unable to file again
    I would like to stay in the states but not stay married to my husband due to his problems
    What can I do?
    Thank you

    1. Ann, look at the self-petitioning process of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). If you were subject to mental or physical abuse in the marriage you may qualify to file an I-360.

    2. Hello my boyfriend is a green card holder and we would like to get married we don’t have any kids together but he have 5 kinds and he last is job last October he owe over 21 Thousand dollars in child support since .he’s not collecting unemployment and he’s not working at the moment please advise he would also like to apply for his citizenship but not sure what to do ?

      1. Hi, Olive:
        That’s an issue he will almost certainly need to resolve before applying for citizenship. Otherwise he is going to run into problems with the requirement that he show good moral character, which is required for the N-400.

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