USCIS expanded the list of forms that can be filled out online

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on its official website that U.S. servicemembers and veterans can now file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, online. A total of 10 forms are available for online filing.

Online filing allows aliens to submit forms electronically, check the status of their case and receive notifications from USCIS. Citizenship and Immigration Services uses new technology to meet the needs of applicants, petitioners and staff. Regardless of the paper or electronic format of the application or petition, USCIS is committed to providing a safe and efficient process for all, the agency said on its website.

“We are pleased to offer convenient online naturalization application services,” said USCIS Deputy Director of Policy Joseph Edlow. – USCIS has always been committed to supporting the immigration needs of those currently serving or formerly serving the United States in the armed forces. Citizenship is one of those special privileges our nation provides, and we are proud to naturalize those who put their lives on the line for our country.”

Those currently serving or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces may be eligible to apply for naturalization under the special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Military members and veterans are exempt from naturalization application fees, as are certain requirements. Until now, U.S. servicemembers and veterans have filed a paper Form N-400. The provisions of the law extend some immigration benefits to family members of a member of the Armed Forces.

In addition, USCIS can use previously submitted biometric data, if available. If U.S. military personnel are outside the United States, they may submit two properly completed FD-258 fingerprint cards and two passport-size photographs taken by military police or officials to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate.

Individuals can submit 10 USCIS forms online:

Form AR-11, Alien’s Change of Address Card
Form G-639, Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request
Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative
Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status is the first online application to use the USCIS electronic processing strategy. Check your eligibility for this form online at
Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings Under Section 336 of the INA
Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document
Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship
Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322
To file these forms online, you must first create a USCIS online account at This free account allows you to

submit forms and track their status;
pay fees;
track the status of your case;
contact USCIS through a secure email account;
respond to requests for evidence.
USCIS still accepts the latest paper version of all forms by mail.

The Immigration Service offers a toll-free military helpline, 877-CIS-4MIL (877-247-4645, TTY: 800-877-8339), and e-mail for current service members and their families, as well as veterans. USCIS representatives are available to answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time, except federal holidays. Servicemembers and their families who are in the United States or overseas can access the toll-free helpline through their primary telephone carrier or through the Defense Commuter Network. More information is available online.

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