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 to apply for a US citizenship certificate is Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship.

In order to properly file Form N-600, you can follow these steps.

Step 1: Prepare Form N-600

Fill out Form N-600 completely and accurately. This is where FileRight can help. FileRight provides self help software that can help you prepare your Form N-600.

Step 2: Prepare supporting documents

Provide supporting documents that show you are eligible to apply. Such as birth certificates, certificates of naturalization or your parents’ certificates of citizenship. FileRight will also provide custom filing instructions which can be really helpful.

Step 3: Attach filing fee

Attach two passport-style photos along with the filing fee, which is currently $600 for most applicants.

Remember: Some fee exceptions maybe available.

Step 4: Send your completed application

Mail the completed application package to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services—commonly known as the USCIS. The address to send your application may change. Visit the official site for more instructions or just use FileRight. We also provide instructions on where to file and how to file and more.

Step 5: Attend Interview

Attend an interview at a USCIS office if required. Once done USCIS typically mails the citizenship certificate.

Check to see if you’re eligible to file form N-600 by taking a quick quiz at FileRight.com today!