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USCIS Accepting Only Current Naturalization Applications

As of May 5, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is now only accepting current versions of the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, dated 9/13/2013.  USCIS will reject and return all naturalization applications using previous versions.

Among other things, the revised form has a barcode, which USCIS said will result in fewer rejected forms.  USCIS said that it also clarified the instructions and made the form more "user-friendly."

USCIS issued the revised version of the N-400 on February 4, 2014.  The agency allowed applicants to continue using previous versions of the N-400 for a 90-day transition period, which has expired.

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REVISED FORM, but it can also be printed and completed by hand in black ink.  The form must be signed and sent with the filing fee.

A USCIS video about the changes to the form is available on USCIS's YouTube channel.

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