N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322
Children who regularly reside in a foreign country may use this form to claim U.S. citizenship based on their parents.
Number of Pages
Form 13; instructions 16.
02/13/17. A new edition of this form is coming soon. In the meantime, you may file using the 02/13/17 edition. 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
You have two options for filing your Form N-600K with USCIS:
- Online, using an electronic application form; or
- By mail, using a paper application form.
1. Filing your Form N-600K online
If you are applying from outside the U.S., are applying for a fee waiver, or are a member or veteran of any branch of the U.S. military filing on your own behalf, you cannot currently file your Form N-600K online. Please see section 2 below for how to file your form by mail.
You must create an online account to file your Form N-600K online. Through your online account, you can:
- Pay your filing fee;
- Submit passport-style photos;
- Check the status of your case;
- Receive notifications and case updates;
- Respond to requests for evidence; and
- Manage your contact information, including updating your address.
Attorneys and accredited representatives can also create an online account, which will allow them to manage all of their clients’ applications in one place.
2. Filing your Form N-600K by mail
If you file on paper, are a member or veteran of any branch of the U.S. military filing on your own behalf, or are applying for a fee waiver, you must mail your application to USCIS using one of the listed mailing addresses:
For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
P.O. Box 20100
Phoenix, AZ 85036
For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
Attn: Form N-600K
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Filing Tips for Form N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322
Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:
- Part 1 – Information About the Child’s Eligibility
- Check only ONE box in Part 1. If you check multiple boxes in Part 1, we will reject your Form N-600K and return it to you for correction and re-filing.
- Your signature as the applicant.
IMPORTANT: Effective June 12, 2017, if you are filing an N-600K application for a child of a U.S. service member stationed overseas, use one of the addresses above.
Don’t forget to sign your form! We will reject any unsigned form.
$1,170. 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.
Read our Paying Immigration Fees page for information on how to pay the fee.
Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)
Please do not submit this checklist with your Form N-600K. 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 required documents?
- Two passport-style photographs of the child
- The child’s birth certificate or record
- The U.S. citizen parent’s birth certificate or record
- Proof of required physical presence in the United States for the U.S. citizen parent (or grandparent if parent does not meet the requirement)
- Proof of U.S. citizenship for the qualifying parent (and grandparent if applicable)
If applicable, did you provide the following documents?
- The U.S. citizen parent’s marriage certificate
- Evidence the U.S. citizen parent terminated any prior marriage(s)
- Proof of legitimation for children born out of wedlock if applying based on citizenship of father
- Evidence of legal guardianship
- Proof of legal custody (only required for applicants whose parents divorced and/or legally separated and for applicants who are adopted)
- Proof of physical custody
- Copy of your Form I-600 or Form I-800 approval notice and supporting documentation, (except home study) or evidence the U.S. citizen parent has complied with the two-year legal custody and joint residence requirement
- Copy of the full, final adoption decree
- Evidence of all legal name changes
- Explanation and secondary evidence if any requested document is unavailable
E-Notification: If you are filing your Form N-600K at one of the USCIS Lockbox facilities and want to receive an email and/or text message we accept your form, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and clip it to the first page of your application.
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-600K. Your representative may also submit Form G-28 at the time of your interview.