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Form N-336

Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings, is used by individuals who have had their application for U.S. citizenship (Form N-400) denied. If you believe the denial was incorrect, you can use Form N-336 to request a hearing with a USCIS officer to review your case. This form gives applicants a second chance to present their case and provide additional evidence to support their eligibility for naturalization. It’s an essential step for those seeking to challenge and potentially overturn a citizenship denial.

What is Form N-336 Used For?

Form N-336 is used to request a hearing with a USCIS officer to review a decision denying your application for naturalization (Form N-400). It allows you to challenge the denial and present new evidence or arguments to support your case for citizenship.

How Long is the Wait for N-336?

The wait time for a hearing after filing Form N-336 can vary, but it typically takes several months. The exact duration depends on the caseload of the USCIS office handling your request.

How Long After Being Denied Citizenship Can You Reapply?

If your application for citizenship is denied and you choose not to appeal, you can reapply for naturalization after addressing the issues that led to the denial. Typically, you can reapply immediately, but it’s often recommended to wait until you are better prepared to meet all the requirements.

Can You Appeal the Citizenship Denial?

Yes, you can appeal a citizenship denial by filing Form N-336. This form requests a hearing with a USCIS officer to review the decision and reconsider your application for naturalization.

Can I File N-336 Online?

As of now, Form N-336 cannot be filed online. You must submit a paper application to the appropriate USCIS office. Always check the latest USCIS guidelines, as procedures can change.

Can Citizenship Be Denied After Passing an Interview?

Yes, citizenship can still be denied after passing the interview if USCIS finds issues with your background check, discovers new evidence, or determines that you do not meet all the eligibility requirements. The interview is just one part of the overall naturalization process.

How Much is USCIS N-336?

The filing fee for Form N-336 is $700. This fee is required when submitting the form to request a hearing on the denial of your naturalization application.

What Happens to Green Cards When Citizenship is Denied?

If your application for citizenship is denied, your status as a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) is generally not affected. You retain your green card and can continue to live and work in the U.S. However, it’s important to address any issues that led to the denial before reapplying for naturalization.

What is the 5-Year Rule for Naturalization?

The 5-year rule for naturalization refers to the requirement that an applicant must have been a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. for at least five years before applying for citizenship. During this period, the applicant must have maintained continuous residence and physical presence in the U.S. and have good moral character.

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