N-470, Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes
Purpose of Form
Use this form if you are a lawful permanent resident who must leave the United States for a period of one year or longer for certain employment purposes and you want to preserve your status as an immigrant in order to pursue naturalization.
“Certain employment purposes” includes working for:
Note: If you are eligible for naturalization under section 319(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) because you are married to a U.S. citizen working for certain organizations overseas, you are exempt from establishing the naturalization residency and physical presence requirements. Therefore, you are not required to file Form N-470. Please visit www.uscis.gov/n-400 for more information on applying for naturalization under section 319(b) of the INA.
Number of Pages
Form 4; Instructions 6.
01/03/13. No previous editions accepted.
Where to File
There is now a single filing address for this form. Do not file this form at a USCIS field office. You must mail your Form N-470 application to the USCIS Lockbox at the address below to avoid processing delays.
U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
USPS Express Mail/Courier:
Note on Filing Fee: Checks should be made payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Attorney or representative: You may be represented, at no expense to the U.S. Government, by an attorney or other duly authorized representative. Your representative must submit Form G-28, Notice of Entry or Appearance as Attorney or Representative, with your Form N-470. Your representative may also submit Form G-28 at the time of your interview.
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/n-470
Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/16/2015