CIS Will Allow Grace Period for New Form Versions

When new fees for most USCIS forms went into effect on December 23, 2016, the CIS published updated versions of the forms at uscis.gov/forms. The CIS strongly encourages customers to submit these new versions, which are updated with the new fees and have an edition date of 12/23/16.

The CIS will accept prior versions of forms, with the exception of Form N-400, until February 21, 2017. However, all filings postmarked December 23, 2016, or later must include the new fees or the CIS will reject them.

The CIS will accept only the 12/23/16 edition of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

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