Application for Certificate of Citizenship
Purpose of Form : For an individual to document U.S. citizenship status based on citizen parentage. Number of Pages : Instructions: 8; Form: 7. Edition Date : 07/30/07. Previous editions accepted.
Where to File :
Submit this application to the USCIS Field Office with jurisdiction over your place of residence.
Filing Fee : $460; if filing on behalf of an adopted minor child, $420.
Special Instructions :
Submit three identical color photographs of the applicant, taken within 30 days of the filing of this application. The photos must:
- Have a white to off-white background
- Be printed on thin paper with a glossy finish
- Be unmounted and unretouched.
IMPORTANT: laser printed digital photos need to have (1) been taken by a high resolution camera with at least 3.5 mega pixel resolution, and (2) have no visible pixel or dot pattern. Otherwise, they will be rejected.
Passport-style photos must be 2” x 2”. The photos must be in color with full face, frontal view. Head height should measure 1” to 1 3/8” from top of hair to bottom of chin, and eye height is between 1 1/8” to 1 3/8” form bottom of photo. Your head must be bare unless you are wearing a headdress as required by a religious order of which you are a member. Using pencil or felt pen, lightly print your name and Alien Receipt Number on the back of the photo. See the link to the State Department's guidance on passport photos in the upper right of this page, under the heading of RELATED LINKS.
Note on Filing Fee:
Please consult the "Paying Fees" section of your local office site to learn which forms of payment will be accepted. Acceptable forms of payment may vary by office.
Checks should be made payable to Department of Homeland Security or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services .
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/n-600