- A photocopy of both sides of your Permanent Resident Card (formerly known as the Alien Registration Card or "Green Card" . If you have lost the card, submit a photocopy of the receipt for your Form I-90, "Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card"; and
- Two identical color photographs, with your name and "A-number" written lightly in pencil on the back of each photo. For details about the photo requirements, see Part 5 of A Guide to Naturalization and the Form M-603 instructions. Do not wear eyeglasses or earrings for the photo. If your religion requires you to wear a head covering, your facial features must still be exposed in the photo for purposes of identification; and
- A check or money order for the application fee and the biometric services fee (Applicants 75 years of age or older are exempted from the biometrics services fee). Write your "A-number" on the back of the check or money order. The application fee is $595 and the biometrics services fee is $80. You may combine the fees into one check or money order. Make your check or money order payable to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security."
If your current legal name is different from the name on your Permanent Resident Card, send:
A completed original Form G-28, "Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative"
If you are applying for naturalization based on your marriage to a U.S. citizen, send the following four items:
The document(s) that legally changed your name (marriage certificate, divorce decree, or court document).
- Evidence that your spouse has been a U.S. citizen for the last three years:
- Birth certificate (if your spouse never lost citizenship since birth), or
- Naturalization Certificate, or
- Certificate of Citizenship, or
- The inside of the front cover and signature page of your spouse's current U.S. passport, or
- Form FS-240, "Report of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the United States of America," and
- Your current marriage certificate, and
- Proof of termination of all prior marriages of your spouse - divorce decree(s), annulment(s), or death certificate(s); and
- Documents referring to you and your spouse:
- Tax returns, bank accounts, leases, mortgages, or birth certificates of children, or
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - certified copies of the income tax forms that you both filed for the past three years, or
- An IRS tax return transcript for the last three years.
If you were previously in the U.S. military service, send:
Proof that all earlier marriages ended - divorce decree(s), annulment(s), or death certificate(s);
If you are currently in the U.S. military service and are seeking citizenship based on that service, send:
A completed original Form G-325B, "Biographic Information."
- A completed original Form N-426, "Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service;" and
- A completed original Form G-325B, "Biographic Information."
- An IRS tax return "transcript" or an IRS-certified tax return listing tax information for the last five years (or for the last three years if you are applying on the basis of marriage to a U.S. citizen).
- Rent or mortgage payments and pay stubs.
- Any court or government order to provide financial support; and
- Evidence of your financial support (including evidence that you have complied with any court or government order), such as:
- Cancelled checks,
- Money and receipts,
- A court or agency printout of child support payments,
- Evidence of wage garnishments,
- A letter from the parent or guardian who cares for your children.
If you answer "No" to any of Questions 34 through 39 of Part 10 of form N-400, send:
A written explanation on a separate sheet of paper.
If you have ever been arrested or detained by any law enforcement officer for any reason, and no charges were filed, send:
A written explanation on a separate sheet of paper.
If you have ever been arrested or detained by any law enforcement officer for any reason, and charges were filed, send:
An original official statement by the arresting agency or applicant court confirming that no charges were filed.
If you have ever been convicted or placed in an alternative sentencing program or rehabilitative program (such as a drug treatment or community service program), send:
An original or court-certified copy of the complete arrest record and disposition for each incident (dismissal order, conviction record or acquittal order).
- An original or court-certified copy of the sentencing record for each incident; and
- Evidence that you completed your sentence:
- An original or certified copy of your probation or parole record; or
- Evidence that you completed an alternative sentencing program or rehabilitative program.
An original or court-certified copy of the court order vacating, setting aside, sealing, expunging or otherwise removing the arrest or conviction, or
NOTE: If you have been arrested or convicted of a crime, you may send any countervailing evidence or evidence in your favor concerning the circumstances of your arrest and/or conviction that you would like USCIS to consider.If you have ever failed to file an income tax return since you became a Permanent Resident, send:
If you have any federal, state or local taxes that are overdue, send:
All correspondence with the IRS regarding your failure to file.
- A signed agreement from the IRS or state or local tax office showing that you have filed a tax return and arranged to pay the taxes you owe; and
- Documentation from the IRS or state or local tax office showing the current status of your repayment program.
NOTE: You may obtain copies of tax documents and tax information by contacting your local IRS offices, using the Blue Pages of your telephone directory, or through its website at www.iris.gov.If you are applying for a disability exception to the testing requirement, send:
If you did not register with the Selective Service and you (1) are male, (2) are 26 years old or older, and (3) lived in the United States in a status other than as a lawful nonimmigrant between the ages of 18 and 26, send:
An original Form N-648, "Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions," completed less than six months ago by a licensed medical or osteopathic doctor or licensed clinical psychologist.
A "Status Information Letter" from the Selective Service (Call 1-847-688-8888) for more information.
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Documents referring to you and your spouse:
Tax returns, bank accounts, leases, mortgages, or birth certificates of children, or
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - certified copies of the income tax forms that you both filed for the past three years, or
An IRS tax return transcript for the last three years.
yo no tengo tax por los ultimos 3 anos, solo 2, el 2006 y el 2007. en March 12/08 se me vencio la resiendia temporal. mi caso de residencia esta en vermont, casada con ciudadano desde Feb 11/2005. aplico para ciudadana en este Diciembre. Debo esperar hasta hacer mis taxes del 2007, para mandar la plicacion de ciudadana??.
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por eso no tengo taxes del 2005. hay una cosa que no entendi muy bien... debo esperar a hacer mis taxes, que estarian listos hasta enero 2009?. ...o en la aplicacion para ciudadana solo mando 2006 y 2007. y para el dia de mi entrevista llevo el 2008?.
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