Do you need tax returns to file for citizenship?
Your tax returns are very important proof that you are eligible for naturalization. On the day of your interview, bring certified tax returns for the last 5 years (3 years if you are married to a U.S. citizen).
Can I become a U.S. citizen if I owe taxes?
The long in the short of it is that if you owe back taxes, you can become a US citizen. To the extent that you can pay off your taxes before you file that would always be our advice. The law says that if you have a back payment order and you have been making payments on a regular basis you can still naturalize.
Can you be denied US citizenship if you owe taxes?
Taxes. If USCIS discovers that an applicant owes back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), his or her application for citizenship will likely be denied. However, tax issues are not an automatic bar to naturalization.
Does filing tax separately affect citizenship interview?
Married couples filing separate tax returns will not impact U.S. citizenship application.
When to file Form N-400, Application for naturalization?
You MUST meet all other eligibility requirements when you file. You may file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, 90 calendar days before you complete your permanent residence requirement if your eligibility for naturalization is based upon being a: Permanent resident for at least 5 years; or.
What are the special instructions for applying for naturalization?
Special Instructions Read A Guide to Naturalization (Form M-476) carefully before filing this form. The Form N-400 instructions often refer to information in the guide, and it provides important information about citizenship eligibility requirements and processing procedures.
What do you need to apply for US citizenship?
To apply for U.S. citizenship, you must file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization with USCIS. Below we offer a list of the general requirements for U.S. citizenship with a brief explanation on how the requirement may be different depending on the type of applicant you are.
Where do I file my application for naturalization?
If you are applying based on being a current or former member of the military, a spouse of a current member of the military, or a close relative of a deceased member of the military, file your application at the location listed below: For U.S. Postal Service (USPS): USCIS. P.O.
When to file Form N-400 for US citizenship?
AND, You will be proceeding to join your spouse whose work abroad under orders of the qualifying employer will continue for at least 1 year after the date you will be naturalized. Form N‐400 should be filed prior to departing.
Where can I Check my eligibility for naturalization?
You can check your eligibility on Boundless without providing any personal information. When you’re ready to apply, Boundless can guide you through every milestone of the naturalization process, from your N-400 application all the way to the finish line. Learn more, or start your application now.
Who is eligible for US citizenship after 1 year?
A person who performs ministerial or priestly functions for a religious denomination or an interdenominational organization with a valid presence in the United States. AND, You will be proceeding to join your spouse whose work abroad under orders of the qualifying employer will continue for at least 1 year after the date you will be naturalized.
How to join US citizenship and Immigration Services?
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