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#1 Mistake People Make Applying For Citizenship

#1 Mistake People Make Applying For Citizenship

Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, is a form used by lawful permanent residents of the United States to apply for U.S. citizenship. It is the most common way for non-citizens to become U.S. citizens. According to immigration attorneys and experts, the #1 mistake people make when filing the N-400 form is not answering all the questions completely and accurately. This can lead to delays in processing the application, requests for additional evidence, or even denial of the application.

Mistakes People Make Applying For Citizenship

Here are some specific examples of how failing to answer questions completely and accurately can harm your N-400 application:

  • Omitting information:
    If you leave out important information, such as your address history, employment history, or criminal history, USCIS may not be able to properly evaluate your eligibility for citizenship.
  • Inconsistent answers:
    If your answers to different questions on the form are inconsistent, it can raise red flags for USCIS and make them question your honesty and integrity.
  • Inaccurate answers:
    If you provide inaccurate information, even if it is unintentional, it can be considered a misrepresentation of facts and could result in the denial of your application.

To avoid these mistakes, it is important to take your time and carefully read each question on the N-400 form. If you are unsure about how to answer a question, consult with an immigration attorney or seek guidance from USCIS.

Here are some additional tips for completing the N-400 form accurately:

  • Use clear and concise language.
  • Proofread your answers carefully before submitting the form.
  • Keep a copy of the completed form for your records.

Immigration rules and forms are constantly changing, and it can be confusing. A simple mistake can result in delays – or denials. An experienced immigration lawyer can help ensure your application has the best possible chance for approval. By taking the time to complete the N-400 form accurately, you can increase your chances of a successful application and avoid unnecessary delays or complications.

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Immigration law is complicated, confusing and – especially now – changing rapidly. The advice and guidance of an experienced immigration lawyer can save you time, money and stress – and make the difference in whether your citizenship application is approved or denied.

The skilled immigration lawyers at Godoy Law Office can answer any questions about citizenship and immigration and guide you through every step of the citizenship process. Call us today at 630-345-4164.

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