Naturalization is the process by which US citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national.


Eligibility Requirements


  • You have been a permanent resident for 3 years and a spouse of a US citizen.

  • You have been a permanent resident for 5 years.

  • You have qualifying service in the US armed forces.

  • Your child may qualify for naturalization if you are a US citizen.


Guide to Arranging your N-400 Packet


  1. Cover Letter (SAMPLE HERE)

  2. Payment of Filing Fee in the amount of $725.00 in check or money order payable to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security".

  3. Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance. (This is optional but recommended so you receive any updates in your application)

  4. Duly accomplished Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

  5. Copy of Green Card (front and back)

  6. Two (2) 2x2 colored photographs (Name & A# written on the back) (if filing outside US)

  7. Copy of birth certificates of applicant and spouse (for applications based on marriage)

  8. Copy of marriage certificate

  9. If previously married, proof of termination of marriage (divorce decree, annulment or death certificate)

  10. Documents about you and your spouse - for applications based on marriage
    • Copies of joint income tax returns and W2’s for two years that you were married. You can order your copies of tax transcripts HERE.
    • Copies of recent three (3) months statements of joint bank accounts, car insurance, household bills
    • Copies of joint ownership or lease of properties - car or house
    • Copy of health insurance cards, showing joint policy
    • Copy of airline tickets, boarding passes and hotel reservation receipts of vacations taken
    • Copy of birth certificate of child(ren) together
    • Copy of letters and cards from family and friends addressed to both
    • Pictures together and with family and friends





Where to File

If you live in Alaska, Arizona California, Colorado, Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Mariana Islands, Montana,North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming send your application to the following address:

For U.S. Postal Service:

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P.O. Box 21251
Phoenix, AZ 85036
For FedEx, UPS, or DHL deliveries:

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Attn: N-400
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034


If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, District. Of Columbia, Delaware ,Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Vermont, West Virginia, send your application to the following address:

For U.S. Postal Service:

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P.O. Box 660060
Dallas, TX 75266
For FedEx, UPS, or DHL deliveries:

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Attn: N-400
2501 S State Hwy 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067


If you live in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri Pennsylvania send your application to the following address:

For U.S. Postal Service:

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P.O. Box 4380
Chicago, IL 60680-4380
For FedEx, UPS, or DHL deliveries:

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Attn: N-400
131 S. Dearborn, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517


Applications from Current or Former Members of the Military, Spouses of Current Members of the Military, and Close Relatives of Deceased Members of the Military

For U.S. Postal Service:

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P.O. Box 4446
Chicago, IL 60680-4446
For FedEx, UPS, or DHL deliveries:

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Attn: Military N-400
131 S. Dearborn, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517






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