USCIS does not require you use a cover letter when filing Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship. However, a letter can be helpful if you have unusual circumstances or want to clarify the details of your application package contents. We provide a sample N-600 cover letter for your use.
The basis for a claim to U.S. citizenship can vary significantly depending on how the parent obtained citizenship and which law applies. A cover letter helps you clarify thee details. Always keep your cover letter short and simple. Include the vital information . Be concise when explaining the purpose of the letter.
Sample N-600 Cover Letter
CitizenPath offers two different sample N-600 cover letters. There is an example for a claims to U.S. citizenship through acquisition (at applicant’s birth) and one for derivation (after applicant’s birth). N-600 cases can vary significantly depending on the basis of the claim and how the parent obtained U.S. citizenship. Select the one that most closely matches your need and modify it for your use.
Sample Cover Letters for Form N-600
Use these sample cover letters for Form N-600 as a guide. Do not submit any of these letters without updating them to fit your specific situation. What’s more, these sample cover letters are not comprehensive checklists for supporting documents. Use your filing instructions to confirm that you’ve included the correct supporting documentation with Form N-600. It’s not mandatory to submit a cover letter when you file Form N-600, but a cover letter can help to clarify your claim to U.S. citizenship and/or why the application may require special attention.
Where to Address Your Cover Letter
You may write your letter using the same address where you will file the N-600 application. Refer to the USCIS page for N-600. Or, if you used CitizenPath’s N-600 preparation service, refer to the custom filing instructions that we provided to you.