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In naturalization form N 400 what does have you ever claim of U.S citizen in writing or any other way means?

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In naturalization form N400 what does have you ever claim of U.S. citizen in writing or any other way mean?

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It means have you ever told anyone verbally or in writing that you are a US citizen.


The answer to that one for you is a "no". If you don't even know what it means, then you never did such a thing p,which would have disqualified you from US citizenship for the rest of your life.

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Have you ever told any one that you are a US citizen.

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As others have mentioned, it means have you ever told someone,"I am a US Citizen" or made that statement through some other kind of action, such as writing. Just to add to their statements:

Generally, if you do not understand what it means, you most likely have never done it. However, some people may unknowingly have an issue with this if they ever inadvertently registered to vote (instances where they received an application in the mail and assumed they should complete it or where someone assumed they were a US Citizen and filled out the application for them, etc.) because the only way you can register to vote is to claim to be a US Citizen.


This question is asking if you have ever, in writing or verbally, stated you are a U.S. citizen. People sometimes do this without realizing it. If you think there is any possibility you intentionally or unintentionally claimed U.S. citizenship, you should seek immigration counsel before submitting your N-400 application.

Some examples include: (1) checking off a box on an employment document, such as an I-9, that indicates you are a U.S. citizen, (2) registering to vote, including at the DMV even if employee did not ask you first, or (3) voting in a local, state, or national government election.

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