Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes

Purpose of Form

For a permanent resident alien who must leave the United States for certain employment purposes and wishes to preserve his or her status as an immigrant in order to pursue naturalization.

Number of Pages

Form 4; Instructions 6.

Edition Date

01/03/13. No previous editions accepted.

Where to File

There is now a single filing address for this form. Do not file this form at a USCIS field office.  You must mail your Form N-470 application to the USCIS Lockbox at the address below to avoid processing delays.

U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS PO Box 650809 Dallas, TX 75265

USPS Express Mail/Courier: USCIS ATTN: N-470 2501 S. State Hwy.121, Business Suite 400 Lewisville, TX  75067

Filing Fee


Special Instructions

Note on Filing Fee: Checks should be made payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Attorney or representative: You may be represented, at no expense to the U.S. Government, by an attorney or other duly authorized representative.  Your representative must submit Form G-28, Notice of Entry or Appearance as Attorney or Representative, with your Form N-470.  Your representative may also submit Form G-28 at the time of your interview.

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