U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration
to the United States.
USCIS provides most forms free of charge through this website in PDF format.
Registering for permanent residence (“Green Card”)
This form is used by a person who is in the United States to apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
(USCIS) to adjust to permanent resident status or register for permanent residence.
Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record for Green Card Processing
Most applicants for adjustment of status are required to have a medical examination. The medical examination
must be conducted by a civil surgeon who has been designated by the United States Citizenship and
Address Change: Mandatory for all Non-US Citizens
This card is to be used by all aliens to report a change of address within 10 days of such change. The collection
of this information is required by Section 265 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1305). Failure
to report a change of address is punishable by fine or imprisonment and/or removal.
Naturalization Test (“Citizenship”)
During the naturalization interview, a USCIS Officer will ask questions about an individual’s application and
background. Applicants will also take an English and civics test unless they qualify for an exemption or waiver.
The English test has three components: reading, writing, and speaking. The civics test covers important
U.S. history and government topics. USCIS offers free study tools available to help prepare for the test.
Citizenship questions in Arabic
Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test
Naturalization Test: Civics (History and Government) questions with MP3 audio
Quick Civics lessons for the Naturalization Test
There are exceptions and modifications to the naturalization requirements that are available to those who
qualify. USCIS also provides accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
Form N-400 is an application for U.S. citizenship (naturalization). Individuals may apply for naturalization when
they meet all the requirements to become a U.S. citizen.
An applicant for naturalization seeking an exception to the English and/or civics requirements for naturalization
because of a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment(s) should submit this form at the
time he or she files an N-400, Application for Naturalization, with USCIS. Per the Immigration and Nationality
Act (INA) 312 (b)(1), applicants are not required to fulfill the English and/or civics requirements if the person
is unable to do so because of physical or developmental disability or mental impairment(s).
Applicants can check processing times for USCIS applications and petitions based on where the case is being
processed. For cases with a receipt number applicants can also monitor the actual case status, and can register
to get automatic e-mail updates and/or text message notifications as the case is processed.
The USCIS Citizenship Resource Center is a Web-based portal that centralizes citizenship resources for
immigrants, educators and organizations. This free, easy-to-use website will help users better understand the
naturalization process and gain the necessary skills to be successful during the naturalization interview and test.
Through the landmark publication Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants, USCIS offers a
comprehensive guide containing practical information to help immigrants settle into everyday life in the United
States, as well as basic civics information that introduces new immigrants to the U.S. system of government.
Application for a reentry permit, refugee travel document or advance parole travel document, to include parole
into the U.S. for humanitarian reasons.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is one of the Department of Homeland Security’s largest and
most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S.
It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of
U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws.
Documents needed for Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR)/Green Card holders traveling outside of the U.S.
U.S. Department of State
A U.S. passport is the key to international travel. When presented abroad, it is a request to foreign governments to
permit individuals to travel or temporarily reside in their territories and access all lawful, local aid and protection.
It allows access to U.S. Consular services and assistance while abroad. Most importantly, it allows re-entry into
the United States upon the return home.
Consular Electronic Application Center
The Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) is a website supporting a number of web application
components that together form an Internet-based, full-service immigrant visa and nonimmigrant visa
application service center. Immigrant visa (IV) and nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applicants use the CEAC
components to complete and submit applications, pay consular service fees, submit photos and
biometric information with applications, and track application status.