USCIS to Accept Only New Version of Form N-400 Beginning May 5

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that beginning May 5th, 2014 only the updated edition of current Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, dated September 13th, 2013, will be accepted. Naturalization applications submitted after May 5th using the previous versions of the form would be rejected and returned.

As reported in our previous article, USCIS Releases Revised Naturalization (Citizenship) Form, the form required to apply for naturalization has changed though naturalization eligibility requirements have not. The new Form N-400 has clearer instructions, enhanced 2D barcode technology, a better user-friendly look and feel.

The updated form is available online at