Category: Citizenship

US Citizenship

Naturalization Process Explained- Become a U.S. citizen

Naturalization is the process of becoming a U.S. citizen for people who were born a citizen of another country. Becoming a citizen through naturalization takes...

/ April 16, 2020
The USCIS allows for changes to your naturalization certificate even after your citizenship ceremony.

How to Decide to Renew a Green Card or to Apply for U.S. Citizenship?

As a Green Card holder, you may be eligible to become a U.S. citizen. It also means that your Green Card could be expiring and...

/ April 8, 2020

How to Request a US Citizenship Certificate?

If you’re already a citizen of the United States, but need proof of your status, you can request a US citizenship certificate. The form used...

/ April 2, 2020
Immigration officer will now have full discretion to deny immigration applications.

USCIS may start deporting more legal immigrants

A pair of new policy updates within the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is gearing up to make it easier for the feds to...

/ September 10, 2018
You will need to prepare a number of documents to send in with your citizenship application.

How to prepare for the U.S. citizenship application

If you’re thinking about completing Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, there’s a lot you must consider. Cost is a big component of that. As of...

/ August 15, 2018
FileRight immigration news update covers the latest immigration news for the month.

Immigration News Update: July 2018

Our immigration system is changing. We got your back if you want to stay informed with the latest on immigration news. Major changes, minor changes...

/ July 12, 2018
You may not need an immigration attorney to file your immigration application.

Customer Story: Paul

Paul used an attorney to help with becoming a naturalized citizen. When it came to his children’s citizenship certificates he chose to use FileRight.Listen to...

/ June 29, 2018
Completar el formulario de la ciudadanía puede ser fácil.

Testimonial: Carlos

Carlos quería solicitar la ciudadanía pero no sabía cómo. Su hermano le recomendó FileRight para completar el formulario. Escuchen lo que pensó Carlos del servicio....

/ June 27, 2018
Helping a relative complete their citizenship application can be easy.

Customer Story: Waheeda

Waheeda’s father-in-law was looking forward to completing his citizenship application but didn’t know how to get started. He asked his daughter-in-law Waheeda to help him...

/ June 22, 2018
The USCIS has redesigned the naturalization certificate.

USCIS Redesigns Naturalization Certificate

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced they have redesigned the citizen and naturalization certificates immigrants receive when they become U.S. citizens. In...

/ June 19, 2018
Here's what you need to know about the U.S. citizenship application.

Citizenship Application: What you need to know

The U.S. citizenship application is the longest and most complicated form the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services uses. Form N-400 Application for Naturalization is...

/ June 18, 2018
Benefits of U.S. citizenship.

U.S. Citizenship Benefits

The U.S. citizenship benefits that come with naturalization are far greater than the benefits offered to green card holders. The U.S. Constitution gives many rights...

/ June 18, 2018
Here's what you need to know regarding the U.S. citizenship test.

The U.S. Citizenship Test

The U.S. Citizenship test is one of the final steps in the process to become a Naturalized U.S. Citizen. The test happens during the citizenship...

/ June 18, 2018
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Customer Story: Fernando

Fernando’s nephew told him about FileRight when he needed to apply for a replacement citizenship certificate. Not having a certificate means you lose one way...

/ June 14, 2018
The USCIS is creating a new team to investigate immigrants they believe cheated to obtain a green card and then U.S. citizenship.

USCIS Creating Team to Strip Citizenship

The USCIS has announced they are going after people they believe cheated in order to obtain U.S. citizenship. USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna told the...

/ June 12, 2018
FileRight can simplify the N-400 application process.

Applying for Citizenship Made Easy

Customer Story: Maria R Maria was looking for how to get her citizenship application done quickly and correctly. She found FileRight and now she’s ready...

/ May 29, 2018
The USCIS has recalled more than 8500 green cards because of a printing error.

USCIS Retira Miles de Tarjetas Verdes

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has just announced a withdrawal of thousands of green cards due to a production error. More than 8,500...

/ May 24, 2018
Here's a detailed overview of the eligibility requirements for citizenship.

U.S. Citizenship Eligibility

Applying for citizenship can be a daunting experience for those hoping to complete the application on their own. One of the first steps in that...

/ May 23, 2018
Fast facts regarding applying for U.S. citizenship.

Apply for U.S. Citizenship

Applying for U.S. citizenship can happen a few different ways. The key to applying for citizenship is ensuring that you are eligible before you begin...

/ May 23, 2018
Here's a thorough look at four ways to become a u.s. citizen.

4 Ways to Become a U.S. Citizen

Immigrants around the world have visions of the American dream. Arriving at the land of opportunity is only the first step in a long journey...

/ May 17, 2018
The U.S. citizenship process starts with obtaining a green card.

The U.S. Citizenship Process

For many, the dream of U.S. citizenship is just that, a dream. For those who meet all the requirements, that dream can become a reality....

/ May 10, 2018
Unite your family is a campaign started by FileRight to inform the immigrant community about potential changes to immigration law.

Una Su Familia (Unite Your Family) intends to reunite families hoping to live together legally in the United States is a grassroots FileRight initiative focused on bringing awareness to major changes to our immigration system being considered by the Trump administration. The administration...

/ May 2, 2018
Una Su Familia es una campaña iniciada por FileRight para mantener la communidad migrante informada de cambios potenciales en las leyes de inmigración.

Una Su Familia, iniciativa para reunir a las familias para que vivan juntas en los Estados Unidos is a FileRight initiative focused on communicating important changes in our immigration system that the Trump administration is considering. The administration has spoken extensively...

/ May 2, 2018
Monika filled out a citizenship application on her own and realized she had questions. FileRight helped her feel confident.

Customer Story: Monika

Love brought Monika to the United States from Switzerland. She is now on the verge of becoming an American citizen and actually filled out the...

/ April 27, 2018
Francine applied for citizenship using FileRight and feels confident it will go well.

Customer Story: Francine

Francine moved to the United States from Switzerland to study and decided to stay in the United States. She became a successful costume designer and...

/ April 24, 2018
You can skip the English portion of the citizenship test if you meet certain requirements.

Requirements for skipping the English test during naturalization

Under certain circumstances, an immigrant who filed Form N-400 Application for Naturalization can skip the English portion of the citizenship test if they meet certain...

/ March 20, 2018
Green Card: From Green Card to Citizenship

Green Card: From Green Card to Citizenship

How can a green card holder apply for citizenship? Here’s the breakdown of the path from permanent residence to citizenship. Step 1: Be a Green...

/ March 13, 2018
Top 3 reasons U.S. Citizenship is Denied

Top 3 reasons U.S. Citizenship is Denied

A citizenship application could be denied for many reasons, and some can be prevented! Before you start the long, expensive naturalization process, educate yourself on...

/ February 12, 2018
How to Prove U.S. Citizenship?

How to Prove U.S. Citizenship?

There are two common reasons why people need to prove their citizenship. First, people who need to show proof of citizenship for job or tax...

/ February 7, 2018
Does the U.S. Allow Dual Citizenship?

Does the U.S. Allow Dual Citizenship?

Yes! You can have U.S. citizenship and be a citizen of a second country. Here are answers to the most frequently asked questions about dual...

/ February 5, 2018
The USCIS requires you translate to English documents in a foreign language.

Translating a document for the USCIS: What you need to know

When filing immigration paperwork, supporting evidence like a birth certificate may be in a foreign language. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requires you...

/ January 30, 2018
Your criminal history plays an important role in your Form N-400 Application for Naturalization.

What crimes should you report to the USCIS on Form N-400?

When applying for citizenship using Form N-400 Application for Naturalization it is important to always be honest with the USCIS. Trying to keep any information...

/ January 17, 2018
Life after the Earthquake, Haiti

Customer Story: Magalie

Magalie grew up in Haiti and had dreams of coming to the United States. She made her dreams a reality and is now looking forward...

/ December 26, 2017
Oath Ceremony

Oath Ceremony

Congratulations! You’re nearly a U.S. citizen. The Oath Ceremony is the final step of the naturalization process. Do you want to know what to expect...

/ December 6, 2017
How To Prepare For The Citizenship Interview

How To Prepare For The Citizenship Interview

The citizenship interview can be intimidating. But don’t worry—it’s simple to prepare for it. Here’s all the information you need. Need help preparing for your...

/ December 4, 2017
Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test

Pass the U.S. Citizenship Test

You’ve waited 5 years or more. You’ve completed the N-400 application and you’re ready for the interview. There’s only one thing standing between you and...

/ November 30, 2017
Steps to Citizenship

Steps to Citizenship

What does it take to become a U.S. citizen? This article outlines the citizenship process in three simple steps. Step 1: Check Your Eligibility The...

/ November 20, 2017
Immigration paperwork can be daunting. FileRight simplifies the process.

Tips for Do-It-Yourself U.S. Citizenship

If you’re deciding to complete your U.S. citizenship application on your own there are some very important facts you should know. The goal of most...

/ November 15, 2017
The USCIS allows for changes to your naturalization certificate even after your citizenship ceremony.

Naturalization applications skyrocket as USCIS backlog grows

The National Partnership for New Americans just released a report that shows the amount of immigrants applying for citizenship is up dramatically. The amount of...

/ October 30, 2017
Klodjana filled out her Form N-400 using FileRight. Her citizenship process is almost complete.

Five Benefits of US Citizenship

Here are five things you’re missing out on because you haven’t become a citizen yet. 1.  Bring Your Wife and Kids to the U.S. —...

/ October 6, 2017
Top Reasons Form n-400 Application is Denied

Top Reasons Form N-400 Application is Denied

Know before you apply. Here are the top reasons why U.S. citizenship through naturalization applications are rejected or denied. Clerical Errors and other Filing Mistakes...

/ September 18, 2017
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Customer Story: Dino

Dino typically does his immigration paperwork on his own but he wanted to make sure his citizenship application was done right. Check out his story...

/ August 31, 2017
Questions on the Citizenship Test

Questions on the Citizenship Test

In order to become a U.S. citizen, you must take the U.S. citizenship test. The test is 2-part: English and U.S. civics. The test is...

/ August 30, 2017
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The Naturalization Process

Naturalization is the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. The process can be long and confusing, but the benefits of citizenship are well worth it....

/ August 28, 2017
What Is a Naturalized Citizen

What Is a Naturalized Citizen

There are two types of citizens in the United States: natural-born citizens and naturalized citizens. Natural-born citizens are born in the United States. This is...

/ August 25, 2017
How To Apply for Citizenship

How To Apply for Citizenship

Citizenship is the ultimate immigration status. Citizens can travel with U.S. passports, sponsor relatives for green cards, access U.S. federal benefits and jobs, and much...

/ August 16, 2017

Could you pass the U.S. Citizenship Test? – Try it now

Thinking about applying for citizenship? Here’s what you need to know about the U.S. Citizenship Test There are plenty of immigrants in the U.S. who are...

/ August 8, 2017
Form N-400 Instructions

Form N-400 Instructions

Form N-400 is the application for U.S. citizenship through naturalization. A long and complex application, the form is 20 pages and has 18 sections. Here’s...

/ July 28, 2017
What are the requirements for citizenship?

What are the requirements for citizenship?

There are 9 basic requirements to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization. Read more to see if you qualify! #1: Be At Least 18 Years...

/ July 12, 2017
What’s the Difference Between a U.S. National and a U.S. Citizen?

What’s the Difference Between a U.S. National and a U.S. Citizen?

U.S. citizens are also considered to be U.S. nationals. U.S. law defines a national as “a person owing permanent allegiance to a state.” Since U.S....

/ June 13, 2017

What Is the Good Moral Character Naturalization Requirement?

The good moral character requirement is a way for the U.S. government to determine whether a foreign national would be a good and honest U.S....

/ June 12, 2017

Video: Citizenship Requirements for 5-Year Green Card Holders

Think you might be eligible for citizenship? Take a look at this short video. If you’re ready to take the next step, take our free...

/ May 19, 2017
Reduced Citizenship Application Fee for Low-Income Applicants

Reduced Citizenship Application Fee for Low-Income Applicants

The high cost of the U.S. citizenship application, Form N-400, may be giving you second thoughts about naturalization. Luckily, certain applicants qualify for a discounted...

/ May 12, 2017
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Customer Story: Rosa M

Rosa Maravilla was a long time green card holder but became nervous after Donald Trump was elected president. She chose to guide her through...

/ May 11, 2017
Citizenship Test Exceptions & Accommodations

Citizenship Test Exceptions & Accommodations

Although most naturalization applicants are required to take citizenship tests, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) does make exceptions or offer help to...

/ May 11, 2017

Testimonial de Cliente: Rosa Maravilla

Como mucha otra gente Rosa Maravilla dice que estaba nerviosa al entrar un nuevo presidente. Decidió usar para su proceso de naturalización. MARICOPA,...

/ May 3, 2017

Customer Story: Saad I

See how Saad used to help his children become citizens. SURPRISE, AZ -Saad Ibrahim became an American citizen after serving in the Army....

/ May 3, 2017
Time to Obtain Citizenship

Requirements for Citizenship for Five-Year Green Card Holders

If you’ve been a legal permanent resident for five years or longer you may be considering becoming a U.S. citizen through the naturalization process. Here’s...

/ April 28, 2017

Can I Apply for Citizenship with an Expired Green Card?

All permanent residents of the United States are recipients of a green card. These immigrants have the option of continuing to renew their card or...

/ April 12, 2017
Deferred Action (DACA)

Detained DREAMer Highlights Importance of Paperwork

After two weeks of being in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, DREAMer and Daniela Vargas, 22, was recently released, according to her attorney. Vargas was...

/ April 6, 2017