Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Important info about the N-400 (was: Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 32)

Milpitas Adult School Student--classes are cancelled for all day and evening students. We are testing new students. Please read the following notice and practice with the USCIS civics questions below. Thank you.

Important information about the N-400 application from USCIS.gov

Starting December 23, 2016, applicants must use only the 12/23/16 edition of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. USCIS will reject earlier versions of the form after that date.  Applications postmarked or filed on or after Dec. 23 must also include the new fees or USCIS will not be able to accept them.

Special Note for Applicants at Group Processing Events

For applicants who received help completing their Form N-400 at an immigration group processing event (such as a citizenship workshop or fair), the sponsoring organization must provide its name, address, and contact information in Part 14 (for interpreters) and Part 15 (for preparers).

 The sponsoring organization must also type or write the name of the organization representative who was responsible for managing the event, and the representative must sign and date the completed Form N-400.

 The representative’s signature must be handwritten (a photocopy of an original handwritten signature is acceptable, but a stamped signature is not acceptable). USCIS will no longer accept stamps or stickers in the preparer and interpreter sections. 

 The representative may be required to later provide additional information or answer questions about the event and procedures.

 For information on how to complete the revised form, visit www.uscis.gov/n-400. For eligibility requirements, refer to our Guide to Naturalization.

**Note that  N-400 applicants whose documented annual household income is greater than 150% but not more than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline may request for a reduced application fee on the new Form I-942. 

2016-12-14 Further Comments from a USCIS Community Liaison:

Once the below stakeholder message was issued yesterday, there have been several questions along the lines of “What, there is going to be a 12/23 version of the N-400? Why? What has changed?”

  • The answer is that the only change between the current 9/29/2016 version and the upcoming 12/23/2016 version is the fee information.
  • Basically, the form has been updated to reflect the new fee that will go into effect on 12/23/2016. So on that date, there will be a new version posted on 12/23/16
  • As for whether you can use prior versions (and for how long) please watch out for further alerts. As a reminder, it is always a good idea to check our website for the latest information

Please always feel free to contact Your community laison if you have comments, questions oryou can always Ask Emma. 

Get ready for your citizenship interview with the USCIS 100 Civics Questions Playlist

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