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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Naturalization Test

Instructions/What information is asked of permanent residents looking to naturalize?

  • Once a person reaches all the requirements listed in the last blog post, he or she can fill out the Form N-400 to apply for citizenship. 
  • The person must know/have their USCIS (INS) number ready and available. This number is from a person's Permanent Resident Card (Alien Registration/Green card). This number consists of 7 digits and is entered into the top right area of every page on the Form N-400.
  • The form is divided into 14 part

Part 1 - Your Name

  • Your current legal name from birth certificate
  • Your name as it appears on your Permanent Resident Card (If different from your legal name above.)
  • Any other names you have used
  • Name change (Optional) - The courts allow you to change your name when you become naturalized. This does not become final until the courts officially finish the naturalization process. 

Part 2 - Your Eligibility 

Simply check the box that signifies you are eligible.

Part 3 - Your Information

  • US Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Date you became a permanent resident 
  • Country of birth
  • Country of nationality
  • Citizenship of parents
  • Current marital status
  • Request for disability waiver
  • Request for disability accommodations

Part 4 - Information About Contacting You

  • Home address
  • Mailing Address
  • Telephone numbers
Part 5 - Information for Criminal Records Search
  • The FBI will use this information and your finger prints to search for criminal records 
  • The results of this search may affect your eligibility, but race, gender, or physical description do not.

Part 6 - Information About Your Residence and Employment

  • Write every address you've lived in over the past 5 years
  • List everywhere you've worked. If you are a student, list the schools you have attended.

Part 7 - Time Spent Outside of the US

  • Write the total number of trips and days spent outside the country

Part 8 - Information about Marital History

  • Number of times you've been married
  • If you're married now, add information about your current spouse
  • Indicate if your spouse is a US citizen
  • If your spouse is naturalized, give dates and details

Part 9 - Information about Your Children

Part 10 - Additional Questions

Part 11 - Your Signature 

Part 12 - Signature of person who prepared application for you

Part 13 - Signature at Interview

Part 14 - Oath of Allegiance

Part 15 - General Requirements

  • Must submit two identical passport style photographs

The filing fee is $595

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