Most people who move to the United States are dreaming of the moment when they will get their U.S. Citizenship Application approved. This is the biggest benefit of the whole immigration process. This year nearly 3 millions of permanent residents have got the United States citizenship that allows them to have the rights and freedoms native Americans enjoy. As an American citizen you can vote on federal elections, make it a lot easier for certain relatives to move to America for a permanent residency, freely travel overseas with guaranteed strong protection from the government or even occupy federal positions.
However, not all of the permanent residents get the desired passport. Some of them have the Citizenship Application denied. Most of the risks are associated with a number of requirements that an individual must meet before they apply for American residence with Form N-400. Generally, all applicants must be 18 years old and satisfy five main eligibility criteria:
An individual must be permanent resident of the United States continuously living in the country for five years. Green card holders are not allowed to leave America for more than six months.
An applicant must be living in the state for three months before they decide to complete their N-400.
Every person who plans to stay in America and have all the rights and privileges the country offers must have proficient knowledge of English.
It is also important for the applicant to know the history of the country, its political system and government.
Finally, an individual must be a decent person with moral values that comply with the American Constitution.
If an individual meets the above criteria, the next step would be to file Form N-400. You can download it from USCIS website in PDF format or complete it online here. It can be both printable or electronic format.
This document is a kind of a test where one must give correct answers to pass it. It is rather complicated consisting of twenty pages and eighteen parts each with a number of fillable fields. Every part stands for personal information of different kinds such as marital status, education, employment, etc. If you have doubts about how to fill out the questionnaire, follow the instructions attached or browse the web for a sample.
This document must be also accompanied by some supporting materials including tax and criminal records that prove that an individual has good moral character. An important fact is that if you want some assistance you will have to pay a total fee of $1,000.
When you are ready with the form, send it to the USCIS. An estimated processing time is six months or even longer. If it’s approved get ready for the interview. The USCIS will send you the notification about when the interview will be held and what documents or you are supposed to bring.
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Hello and welcome this course will provide an overview of the n400 form and the requirements for naturalization we will go through and discuss how to complete each part of the n400 form because this video might be a bit long I will have all the time breaks for each part listed below so you can always just skip ahead to the parts you need let's begin with an overview the n400 is a USCIS form used to apply for naturalization it is a legal document that requires truthful answers under penalty of perjury very important a misrepresentation on the form can result not only in the denial of the application but can also bar you from reapplying for five years therefore it is crucial that the n400 reflect correct information consistency is also important the n400 will be compared to other forms previously submitted to USCIS during the naturalization process USCIS can identify applicants who are deportable and place them in removal proceedings so I urge you here again to be careful truthful on your form an applicant that has ever been arrested or convicted of a crime needs to consult with an immigration attorney or a BIA accredited representative before applying for naturalization to ensure that it is safe to apply again because something might be used against you if you have something in your record any questionable Act or or circumstance in your record please check to be sure it's even safe to apply okay very important there all right I will put actually I will put all the links for the accredited organizations and help to help you find someone if you need help that will be in the links below all right so let's continue the most current form of the n400 is 20 pages long and can be found at uscis.gov slash and dash 400 okay again please remember the Gov they have so many dot-com and org you know sites that are not really legitimate you need to use that uscis.gov to get the proper most current form fees things like that remember the form is free and we will look at the most current version of the form in this video currently that is the December 23rd 2016 version you can see there at the bottom the dates always check the website for the most current version of the form and the correct filing fee right you can see those areas where you will see where the expiration date is where the most current form is but if you get it from the website you are good okay all right see USCIS prefers that you complete the form on a computer or now online you can also fill it out by hand though using black ink and be very neat however please avoid highlighting crossing out or writing outside the boxes provided it's all gonna be scanned in so don't use correction tape or fluid on the form anything that's gonna