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N-400 Priority Processing for Certain Non-Citizen SSI Recipients
Released August 12, 2011
WASHINGTON—USCIS will prioritize the processing of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, for certain SSI recipients when the applicant’s:
• SSI benefits will be terminated within 1 year from the date listed on your SSI notice; AND,
• Form N-400 has been pending for 4 months or more from the date of receipt.
The following are instructions for individuals whose SSI benefits are being terminated within 1 year and have applied for OR will apply for citizenship through Form N-400.
|My SSI Benefits Will Be Terminated Within 1 Year And...|
|I have already submitted an N-400||I have not yet submitted an N-400|
OPTION 1: Schedule an INFOPASS appointment by calling 1-800-375-5283.
|NOTE: After completing these steps, your N-400 application will be prioritized once it’s been pending with USCIS for 4 months and your SSI benefits are set to terminate within 1 year. While USCIS will prioritize the processing of these specific N-400 applications, each applicant is still required to meet all eligibility requirements for naturalization (please see Form M-476 (PDF, 1.01 MB), A Guide to Naturalization for eligibility requirements). There is also no guarantee that USCIS will approve a particular application affected by this prioritization.|