N-400 Forms All Versions

Matthew Hoppock filed this request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services of the United States of America.
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From: Matthew Hoppock


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

A copy of the Naturalization form in each of its previous versions from the current N-400 back to the first form issued for the application for naturalization.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Matthew Hoppock

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

In order to obtain your records, please submit a proper FOIA request. You may find the form on the following link: http://www.uscis.gov/g-639 Should you choose not to use the form G-639, you will still need to provide certain information that is listed on the form. Regardless of how you choose to do your request, you will need to provide a notarized signature or sign under penalty of perjury. Please note that we cannot accept requests that are in the body of an email. Should you choose to email us the request, you will need to attach the request as a PDF file.

If you are requesting records of someone other than yourself, you do need to obtain consent from the subject. If the subject is deceased, you will need to provide proof of death.

You may submit your request one of three ways:

-attach as a PDF file and email to uscis.foia@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:uscis.foia@uscis.dhs.gov>

-fax it to 816-350-5785 or 802-288-1793

-mail it to:
National Records Center
PO Box 648010
Lee's Summit, MO 64064-8010

Further instructions on filing for a FOIA request may be found at www.uscis.gov<http://www.uscis.gov>.
Thanks,
FOIA, USCIS
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From: Matthew Hoppock

Your response does not make any sense. I am not asking for anyone else's records. I'm also not asking for my records. I'm asking for historical versions of the N-400 form back to the first form issued for the application for naturalization. I don't need to use the G-639 form because I'm not requesting alien records from anyone's alien file. I just want the blank forms, with each version going back to the beginning.

Please adjudicate my request.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Good afternoon Mr. Hoppock,

We received your request for historical copies of the Form N-400.

I spoke with our program office, and they informed me that they have blank versions of the Form N-400 back to 1959, and filled out versions going back to the late 1940's. We'd have to redact the filled out versions. We're looking at approximately 50-60 MB of data, and it will take a while to gather all the information.

We're required to narrow a request if we can, so I've got a couple questions for you.

1. Are you looking for something specifically? If so, we can narrow the request. We look for the customer to specify the dates of the information they are requesting.

2. Would going back five years give you what you need?

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Raymond N. Hyson
* Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist | Department of Homeland Security |
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services |
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate |
National Records Center | Significant Interest Group |

From: Matthew Hoppock

I’d prefer the blank versions of the Form N-400 back to 1959. Not looking for any filled-out versions. I’m writing an article on naturalization and what kind of misrepresentations might be targeted by Trump’s new denaturalization task force. The blank forms going back to 1959 would give me the total picture of what I’m looking for. Thank you.

From: Matthew Hoppock

I’d prefer the blank versions of the Form N-400 back to 1959. Not looking for any filled-out versions. I’m writing an article on naturalization and what kind of misrepresentations might be targeted by Trump’s new denaturalization task force. The blank forms going back to 1959 would give me the total picture of what I’m looking for. Thank you.

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

You may check the status of your FOIA request online, at www.uscis.gov/FOIA. Click the “Check Status of Request” button in the middle of the web page or “FOIA Request Status Check & Average Processing Times” on the left side under “Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIA).” Then click “FOIA Check Status of Request” at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions given.

Raymond N. Hyson
Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist | Department of Homeland Security |
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services |
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate |
National Records Center | Significant Interest Group |

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

You may check the status of your FOIA request online, at www.uscis.gov/FOIA. Click the “Check Status of Request” button in the middle of the web page or “FOIA Request Status Check & Average Processing Times” on the left side under “Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIA).” Then click “FOIA Check Status of Request” at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions given.

Raymond N. Hyson
Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist | Department of Homeland Security |
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services |
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate |
National Records Center | Significant Interest Group |

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Mr. Hoppock,

We sent you an Acknowledgement Letter on July 10, 2018 (partially copied below), and an NRC Control Number (NRC2018000806) was assigned to this case.

Please check to make sure we have your correct mailing address on file.

You can use the NRC Control Number (as I did) to view the status of the case.

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From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

You may check the status of your FOIA request online, at www.uscis.gov/FOIA. Click the “Check Status of Request” button in the middle of the web page or “FOIA Request Status Check & Average Processing Times” on the left side under “Freedom of Information and Privacy Act (FOIA).” Then click “FOIA Check Status of Request” at the bottom of the page and follow the instructions given. You will need your NRC Control Number which is located at the top of your Acknowledgement Letter (begins with “NRC”).
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Raymond N. Hyson
Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov<mailto:Raymond.N.Hyson@uscis.dhs.gov>
Government Information Specialist | Department of Homeland Security |
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services |
Immigration Records and Identity Services Directorate |
National Records Center | Significant Interest Group |

From: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

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