• دليل خدمات المهجر USA Immigration Guide

    A Guide to Naturalization

    A Guide to Naturalization

    دليل الجنسية الامريكية

    Recent changes in immigration law and USCIS procedures now make it easier for U.S. military personnel to naturalize (see Naturalization Information for Military Personnel).

    A Guide to Naturalization (M-476) provides information on the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship, an overview of the naturalization process, and eligibility requirements.

    To view the Guide, you must have the free Adobe Reader software installed on your computer. If you do not have this software you may download it from the Adobe Corporation.

    New Naturalization Test: Civics

      (History and Government)

    The 100 civics (history and government) questions and answers for the naturalization test are listed below. The civics test is an oral test and the USCIS Officer will ask the applicant up to 10 of the 100 civics questions. An applicant must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test.

    Although USCIS is aware that there may be additional correct answers to the 100 civics questions, applicants are encouraged to respond to the civics questions using the answers provided below.

     * If you are 65 years old or older and have been a legal permanent resident of the United States for 20 or more years, you may study just the questions that have been marked with an asterisk.


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    : 1-800-375-5283

    1-800-767-1833 (TDD for the hearing impaired)

    Call this toll-free number to receive nationwide assistance for immigration services and benefits offered by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If you are outside the United States, contact your local embassy or consulate.  See link to the right for US Department of State.

    • Service is available in English and Spanish.
    • To view hours of operation, services offered and emergency request information, see the "National Customer Service Center" link to the right.
    • To view the National Customer Service Center telephone menu or reference guides (scripts), see the links to the right.

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    To schedule an appointment at a Field Office to speak with an Immigration Information Officer to have your questions answered, see the "INFOPASS - Make an Appointment" link in the Customer Tools box to the right.

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    Study Materials for the Naturalization Test

    Additional Information

     During your naturalization eligibility interview, a USCIS officer will test your ability to read, write, and speak English (unless you are exempt from the English requirements). You will also be given a civics test in English (to test your knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government) unless you are exempt. Even if exempt from the English test, you will need to take the civics test unless you qualify for a waiver.  You may also be eligible to take the civics test in your native language with the assistance of an interpreter if you qualify. See the “Exceptions & Accommodations” link to the right for more information.English. Your English skills will be tested in the following ways:

    • Reading. To test your ability to read in English, you must read one sentence, out of three sentences, in a manner suggesting to the USCIS officer that you understand the meaning of the sentence.
    • Writing. To test your ability to write in English, you must write one sentence, out of three sentences, in a manner that would be understandable as written to the USCIS officer.
    • Speaking. Your ability to speak English is determined by your answers to questions normally asked by USCIS officers during the naturalization eligibility interview regarding the information on your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

    Civics. During your interview, the USCIS officer will ask you to orally answer a set of civics questions. You must answer 6 out of 10 civics questions correctly to achieve a passing score. The list of questions can be found below or see the links to the left.If you are searching for study materials for the old naturalization test, see the “Study Materials for the Old Naturalization Test” link to the right.  


    USCIS FORMS ARE FREE: Download them on this site

    Application for Naturalization

      Purpose of Form :To apply for U.S. citizenship.Number of Pages :Instructions: 7; Form: 10.Edition Date :1/22/09. 10/15/07, 07/30/07, 11/01/06, 05/31/01 can be used. No other editions accepted.Where to File :If you currently reside in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Guam or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, send your application to the USCIS Lockbox Facility at:

    USCIS P.O. Box 21251 Phoenix, AZ 85036

    For express/courier deliveries, use:

    USCIS Attn: N-400 1820 E Skyharbor Circle S, Floor 1 Phoenix, AZ 85034

    If you reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, send your application to the USCIS Lockbox Facility at:

    USCIS P.O. Box 299026 Lewisville, TX 75029

    For express/courier deliveries, use:

    USCIS Attn: N-400 2501 S State Hwy 121, Bldg. #4 Lewisville, TX 75067

    All naturalization applicants filing under the military provisions, section 328 or 329, should file their application at the Nebraska Service Center regardless of geographic location or jurisdiction. Please send your application to:

    Nebraska Service Center P.O. Box 87426 Lincoln, NE 68501-7426

    For express/courier deliveries, use:

    Nebraska Service Center 850 S Street Lincoln, NE 68508

    Filing Fee :$595 plus a biometrics fee of $80; the fee total is $675. Applicants 75 years of age or older are not charged a biometric fee; their fee total is $595. No fee is required for military applicants filing under Section 328 and 329 of the INA.Special Instructions :Please note: You will need Adobe Reader version 8 or higher to use this form. You can download the latest version of Adobe Reader without cost at the Related Link "Adobe Reader"Please note: A Guide to Naturalization (Form M-476) provides important information about citizenship eligibility requirements and processing procedures. The Form N-400 application instructions often refer to information in the Guide. Therefore you should read the Guide carefully before filing this form. You may view and print the Guide from the Related Link on this page.This version of the N-400, Application for Naturalization, is available below in two files - the instructions and the form itself.We recommend that you download the form directly to your local computer, rather than fill it out through your web browser. Using a Windows PC, "right-click" on the link to the fillable form and select "Save Link As" (in Netscape) or "Save Target As" (in Internet Explorer) and work from the copy you save to your hard drive. Note on Filing Fee:Fees are accepted in the form of money order, personal check or cashiers check only. Checks should be made payable to Department of Homeland Security or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.