Beginning May 5, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will accept only the current edition of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, dated 9/13/2013. USCIS will reject and return all naturalization applications using previous versions of Form N-400 after Sunday, May 4, 2014. You can find the edition date at the bottom of any Form N-400 page.
USCIS issued the revised version of Form N-400 on February 4, 2014. As we transitioned to the redesigned form, USCIS allowed applicants to continue using previous versions of Form N-400 for a 90-day transition period. This transition period ends on Sunday, May 4.
About the revised Form N-400
The revised form has an improved user-friendly look and feel, clearer instructions and enhanced 2D barcode technology that improves efficiency and data accuracy, resulting in fewer rejected forms. For more information on the changes to Form N-400, please watch our “USCIS Revises Form N-400, Application for Naturalization” video, available on USCIS’ YouTube channel.
Please note that the naturalization eligibility requirements have not changed. You can always find the latest versions of forms free of charge at www.uscis.gov/forms.
Filling out Form N-400
USCIS encourages customers to take advantage of the 2D barcode by accessing the revised form at www.uscis.gov/n-400 and filling it out electronically. Individuals who are unable to fill out the revised Form N-400 electronically may still print the form and complete it by hand in black ink. Before submitting Form N-400, customers must remember to sign the form, and include the correct filing fee and supporting documentation to avoid any delays.
For more information
Visit our website at www.uscis.gov/n-400