A convenient list of the documents required to complete the n-400 application for naturalization.
Applicants must submit the following 3 items with their application:
1: A photocopy of both sides of your permanent resident card (Green Card).
If you have lost the card, submit a copy of the receipt of Form I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card AND
2: A check or money order for the application fee ($640.00) plus biometric fee ($85.00). Write your A number on the back of the check or money order.
3: If you reside outside the US, 2 identical color photographs with your name and A Number written on the back in pencil.
Please send copies of the following documents:
- A completed G-28 form Notice of Appearance of Attorney (completed by Attorney Bates)
- If name has been changed, documents that legally changed name.
- If you are applying after 3 years on the basis of a marriage to U.S. Citizen:
A: Evidence that your spouse has been a citizen for the last 3 years
1: Birth Certificate (if spouse never lost citizenship) or
2: Certificate of Naturalization or
3: Certificate of Citizenship
4: Inside front cover and signature page of your spouse's passport or
5: Form FS-240, Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America AND
B: Your current marriage certificate AND
C: Proof of termination of all prior marriages (divorce decree, annulment or death certificate) AND
D: Documents referring to you and your spouse:
1: Tax returns, bank accounts, leases, mortgage or birth certificates of children OR
2: IRS certified copies of your tax returns for the last 3 years Or
3: IRS tax return transcript for the last 3 years.
- If you were married before, send proof that all earlier marriages ended (divorce decree, annulment or death certificate)
- If you are currently in the military and are seeking citizenship based on that service send a completed N-426 Request for Certificate of Military or Naval Service.
-If you have taken a trip outside the U.S. for more than 6 months since becoming a legal permanent resident, send evidence that you maintained residence in the U.S.
A: IRS transcript or certified tax returns for the last 5 years (3 if applying based on marriage).
B. Rent or mortgage payments and employment pay stubs.
- If you have dependent spouse of children not living with you, send:
A: Court or government orders demanding support
B: Evidence of support payments in compliance with order(s) such as:
1: Cancelled checks
2: Money and receipts
3: A court or agency printout of child support payments
4: Evidence of wage garnishments
5: A letter from the parent or guardian who cares for your chid(ren)
- If you have ever been arrested or detained by law enforcement, if no charges were filed:
A: An original or official statement from the arresting agency indicating no charges were filed
- If charges filed, an official arrest record or certified copy from the appropriate agency for each incident.
- If you were ever convicted or placed in a rehabilitation program:
A: An original or court certified copy of the sentencing record for each incident AND
B: Evidence that you completed your sentence:
1: Original or court certified copy of your probation or parole record OR
2: Evidence that you completed an alternative sentencing/Rehabilitation program
- If you have ever had an arrest conviction vacated, expunged or set aside:
A: Provide an original court certified copy of the decision.
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