Form N-565 Now Filed With Phoenix Lockbox Facility - Credit Card Payments Accepted

On April 24, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that the USCIS Phoenix Lockbox Facility is now accepting the Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document. The Nebraska Service Center ceased accepting the Form N-565 on April 18, 2018, and now forwards all Form N-565 applications to the Phoenix Lockbox.

The USCIS's decision to move Form N-565 processing to the USCIS Phoenix Lockbox Facility means that applicants may now pay the filing fee by credit card using the Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. The USCIS had announced on February 14, 2018, that the credit card payment option would be available for 41 USCIS fee-based forms that are processed at USCIS lockbox facilities. We discussed this announcement in a separate article [see article].

The Form N-565 is a form that is used to apply for a replacement Declaration of Intention; Naturalization Certificate; Certificate of Citizenship; Repatriation Certificate; or to apply for a special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be recognized by a foreign country.

When filing the Form N-565 or any other form, it is important to carefully follow the form instructions from filling out the form to properly filing it with the requisite filing fee. An individual with case-specific questions regarding a USCIS application or process may consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

Please see the USCIS news release on the credit card payment option being available for Form N-565 applications filed at the USCIS Phoenix Lockbox Facility [PDF version].