N-300, Application to File Declaration of Intention

Use this form if you are a permanent resident and want to declare your intent to become a U.S. citizen. This form is not required for naturalization, but some states may require it if you wish to conduct certain business with that state.

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Form Details

Edition Date

12/02/19. We will also accept the 08/02/19 and 03/13/18 editions. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.

Where to File

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

Attn: N-300
P.O. Box 650809
Dallas, TX 75265-0809

FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

Attn: N-300 (Box 650809)
2501 S State Hwy 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067-8003

Filing Tips for Form N-300, Application to File Declaration of Intention

Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:

  • Part 1 – Information About You
    • Your 9 Digit A-Number
  • Part 3 – Interpreter's Contact Information, Certification, and Signature (if applicable)
    • Interpreter’s Signature
  • Part 4 – Contact Information, Declaration, and Signature of the Person Who Prepared This Application, if Other Than the Applicant (if applicable)
    • Preparer’s Signature

Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.

Filing Fee

You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check.  When filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may also pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Please note that service centers are not able to process credit card payments.

When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)

Please do not submit this checklist with your Form N-300. It is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.

If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English.

Did you provide the following?

  • A copy of your Permanent Resident Card
  • Two passport-style photographs
Special Instructions

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-300. Your representative may also submit Form G-28 at the time of your interview.

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