What is a Form N-644?
Form N-644 is a form used by U.S. citizens who wish to apply for a certificate of citizenship for a child who was born abroad and is not automatically a U.S. citizen. This form is used to provide evidence of the parent’s U.S. citizenship and eligibility to transmit U.S. citizenship to the child. The form must be signed in the presence of a designated official of the Department of Homeland Security or the United States Department of State.
Who is Eligible for Form N-644?
Form N-644 is available to any lawful permanent resident of the United States who has been a permanent resident for at least five years and is at least 18 years old. The applicant must also be able to prove that he or she is able to communicate effectively in English. The applicant must also be able to demonstrate good moral character, and must not have been convicted of any crime or deported from the United States.
What is the Latest Form N-644 Edition?
The latest version of Form N-644, Application for Posthumous Citizenship, is Edition 08/31/20.
What are the Required Documents for Form N-644?
The following documents are typically required when submitting Form N-644, Application for Posthumous Citizenship:
1. Copy of the deceased person’s birth certificate, or other acceptable proof of birth
2. Copy of the deceased person’s death certificate
3. Copy of the marriage certificate or divorce decree, if applicable
4. Copy of the affidavit of two persons who knew the deceased during his or her lifetime (Form N-644A)
5. Copies of official military records, if applicable
6. Immigration documents of the deceased person, such as a valid unexpired passport or an unexpired permanent resident card
7. Copies of the applicant’s birth certificate and any marriage certificates or divorce decrees
8. Letter from the applicant requesting posthumous citizenship and a statement of relationship to the deceased
9. Two passport-style photographs of the applicant
10. Proof of payment of the filing fee
How to Submit Form N-644?
Submitting form N-644 requires a few steps. First, the applicant must make sure that all the necessary documents are included with the completed Form N-644. This includes a copy of the applicant’s valid photo identification, a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate or other proof of U.S. citizenship, and a copy of any court order that granted the applicant U.S. citizenship or naturalization. Next, the applicant must attach two passport-style photographs to Form N-644. The photographs must have been taken within the last 30 days and they must show a clear, full face view with no head covering or eyewear that obstructs the face. Once all documents and photographs are attached to Form N-644, the applicant must sign and date it. Finally, the completed form and all associated documents must be mailed to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the address specified on the form.
What are the Filing Tips for Form N-644?
1. Gather the necessary documents: Before filing Form N-644, make sure to have all of the necessary documents. These include copies of your birth certificate, marriage certificate (if applicable), court documents related to any name changes, and proof of U.S. citizenship.
2. Fill out the form accurately: Be sure to fill out the form accurately with your current name and address as well as all required information. Use black or blue ink when filling out the form and make sure your handwriting is legible.
3. Submit your application with a copy of your valid photo identification: Along with Form N-644, you must submit a copy of a valid photo identification such as a driver’s license or passport.
4. Submit fee payment: The fee for Form N-644 is $565 as of October 2020 and must be paid with a check or money order payable to the Department of Homeland Security.
5. Send all documents to the correct address: All documents must be mailed to the correct address which depends on your state of residence. Be sure to double-check this before submitting your application to avoid delays.
Are There Special Instructions for Form N-644?
Yes, there are special instructions for Form N-644, Application for Posthumous Citizenship. The instructions must be followed very carefully in order to ensure a successful application.
1. The application must be completed in full, ensuring that all necessary documents are included in the package.
2. All biographical information about the deceased must be provided in the application, including their full name, date of birth, and place of birth.
3. Three (3) identical passport-style photographs of the deceased must be included in the package. These photos must have been taken within six months prior to death.
4. The application must include an original or certified copy of the death certificate of the deceased.
5. The application must include a copy of the deceased’s birth certificate or naturalization papers (if applicable).
6. The application must include an original or certified copy of a marriage certificate (if applicable).
7. The applicant must provide a copy of a valid form of identification (such as a driver’s license or passport) with their signature on it.
8. If applicable, a written statement from the appropriate religious leader (or other designated person) confirming that the deceased was a member in good standing of their congregation must be included with the application.
9. If applicable, evidence of military service (such as discharge papers) must be included with the application.
10. If applicable, any documents requested by USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) must be submitted with the N-644 form.
What is the Form N-644 Fee?
Form N-644 is an application for a Certificate of Citizenship through Naturalization. It is a fee-based form available from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The fee for submitting this form ranges from $1,170 to $1,330. This fee covers the cost of processing the application and includes biometric services fees, the USCIS Immigrant Fee and the Form N-644 filing fee.
Can I Apply for Form N-644 Fee Waiver or Reduction?
Yes, you can apply for Form N-644 Fee Waiver or Reduction. This form can be used to request a fee waiver or reduction for naturalization applications. In order to be eligible, an applicant must meet certain criteria, such as being a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or having a low income. The form must be signed and submitted along with the other required documents for the naturalization application.
What is the Form N-644 Processing Time?
The processing time for Form N-644 varies depending on the individual case and the volume of applications being processed. Generally, the processing time for Form N-644 is approximately 14-16 months from the time it is submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). However, it is important to note that this processing time is an estimate and should not be relied upon as an exact timeline.