Saturday, June 26, 2010

Where do I send my N-400?


Recently I was asked about the proper address for the N-400. Why are there two addresses for each region?

Most Express Mail or Courier companies (ie FedEX, UPS, DHL, etc) will not deliver to a PO Box. If an applicant wants to send their N-400 via Express Mail, USCIS provides a street address for each region.

If an applicant send his/her N-400 via US mail (USPS), they must add extra postage because the package weighs more than an ounce**. Put in the large envelope:

  1. the N-400
  2. 2 passport-sized photos
  3. a copy of the front and back of the legal Permanent Resident Card
  4. plus a check for $675*

Some people also add a return receipt and insurance.

Before you put the N-400 in the envelope, MAKE TWO COPIES OF YOUR N-400 (the first for back-up, the second for practice. TAKE THE SSN OFF THE PRACTICE COPY).

WEST: If you 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, Territory of Guam, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, send your application to the USCIS Phoenix Lockbox Facility at the following address:

Regular Mail: If you are sending your N-400 via US Post Office (USPS), send your N-400 to:

  • USCIS
  • P.O. Box 21251
  • Phoenix, AZ 85036

Express Mail: If you are using an Express Mail or Courier companies (ie FedEX, UPS, DHL, etc) , send your N-400 to:

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

EAST: 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, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, send your application to the USCIS Dallas Lockbox Facility at the following address:

Regular Mail: If you are sending your N-400 via US Post Office (USPS), send your N-400 to:

  • USCIS
  • P.O. 660060
  • Dallas, TX 75266

Express Mail: If you are using an Express Mail or Courier companies (ie FedEX, UPS, DHL, etc) , send your N-400 to:

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

MILITARY: N-400 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

Regular Mail: If you are sending your N-400 via US Post Office (USPS), send your N-400 to:

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

Express Mail: If you are using an Express Mail or Courier companies (ie FedEX, UPS, DHL, etc) , send your N-400 to:

  • Nebraska Service Center
  • 850 S. Street
  • Lincoln, NE 68508

* Write the check for $675 ($595 plus a biometrics fee of $80). 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.

**Can a couple or family send their N-400 and photos together? Yes, but write separate checks with the applicant's Legal Resident Number on the Memo Line.

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