N-300, Application to File Declaration of Intention

Purpose of Form

For a permanent resident to apply for a Declaration of Intention to become a U.S. citizen. This form is not required for naturalization, but may be required by some states if you wish to conduct certain business with that State.

Number of Pages

Form 8; Instructions 7.

Edition Date

12/23/16. No previous editions accepted. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the Form and Instructions.

Where to File

USCIS
PO Box 650809
Dallas, TX 75265

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: Form N-300
2501 S State Hwy 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

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

Complete all sections of the form. The form will be rejected 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

Sign the form in Part 2, Applicant’s Signature. The fillable version of Form N-300 now includes a “Don’t forget to sign!” message and an arrow pointing to the signature box as a reminder for when you print the completed form for mailing. If there is no signature in Part 2, USCIS will reject the form and return it for correction and re-filing.

Filing Fee

$270.

Special Instructions

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

To ensure your Form N-300 is accepted for processing:

  • Fill out the form completely and accurately
  • Sign the form
  • Pay the correct filing fee of $270
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