New Naturalization Form Required

May 21, 2014: Information and video  from USCIS on the new Naturalization Application form.  A new form for a Naturalization Application is now required.  USCIS recently released information on the new form.  Below is information from USCIS on the new naturalization form, N-400, from Straight from the Source,Immigration News from USCIS,April/May 2014

New N-400 Form Now Mandatory—As part of our

form improvements initiative, we have released a revised

Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. This form,

which has a revision date of 9/13/13, is now the ONLY

version we accept. Although the form changed, eligibility

requirements and the fee stayed the same. Changes include:

  • New questions to conform with the Intelligence Reform

and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA) of 2004, and the Child

Soldier Prevention Act of 2008. These questions relate to

good moral character and national security and will help us determine an applicant’s eligibility.

  • A 2D barcode at the bottom of every page. When you complete this form using a computer, the data you enter is captured in the bar code.  We scan the bar code and all the data is automatically uploaded to our systems, improving efficiency and accuracy of processing. We also have a Web page for vendors so that third-party software products can incorporate this technology.
  • Our instructions are more comprehensive and highlight general eligibility requirements and provide specific instructions on how to complete each part of the application.

The revised form is available at www.uscis.gov/N-400 and we have a helpful video here. We also encourage customers and stakeholders to read our N-400 filing tips which will help ensure that people submit complete and accurate applications.

Here is a link to a short video on the naturalization process from USCIS.