How SimpleCitizen Works

Welcome to SimpleCitizen! We’re happy you’re here! We’ve been making it easy to get a green card, renew a green card, apply for citizenship, and more since our launch in 2015.

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Getting Started

To get started, take our free eligibility quiz! It will help you find the application type that best fits your situation. Have questions or are a returning customer looking to add a new application type to your preexisting account? Reach out to our SimpleCitizen support team. We’d be happy to assist you!

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  • Chat Support
  • Detailed Legal Review
  • Certified Translations Included
  • Transparent Pricing
  • All Required USCIS Forms
  • Step-by-Step Guidance
  • Save as You Go
  • Printing and Shipping

SimpleCitizen Application Timeline & Process

Please note that these timelines are approximations and may vary depending on the unique circumstances of your application, how quickly you are able to implement recommended changes, and USCIS processing times. If you have an urgent timeline and are wondering if we can help you, please chat with us!

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Complete the Questionnaire

Average Time: 3-5 Hours

Using our save-as-you-go questionnaire, simply input your information and provide the required documents. Our platform does the hard work of filling out your forms and assembling the application. We’ll even translate any USCIS-required documents on your behalf!

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Legal Review

Average Time: 5-10 Business Days

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Enjoy the option of peace of mind by having your application reviewed by a member of SimpleCitizen's independent network of immigration attorneys.

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Strengthening Your Application

Average Time: 3-5 Business Days

Once review of your application is complete, your dedicated SimpleCitizen case manager will guide you as you implement recommendations and prepare your application for finalization. Keep in mind that everyone’s situation is different, so this timeline can vary.

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Printing & Shipping

Average Time: 4-5 Business Days

Once the application is ready and has been approved, it will be submitted to our team to be printed, assembled, and mailed right to your door!

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Submitting to USCIS

Average Time: 1-2 Weeks

Once you have your application, use the easy-to-follow SimpleCitizen filing instructions to guide you. All you have to do is sign the forms, add your passport photos (when applicable) and payment for the government fees, and then mail your application to USCIS!

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Tracking the USCIS Process

Average Time: 8-12 Months

While you wait for USCIS to process your application, we will track the progress and alert you of important milestones. If things are moving too slow, we will connect you to resources to help get it back on track. If USCIS needs more information, we will help you respond to any requests for evidence (RFE).

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Getting Approved!

Average Time: 1-2 Weeks

Many applicants are scheduled for an interview at their local USCIS office as the last step. If this happens, we will help you prepare and get ready with everything you need to know. Finally, you should be approved and you’re done. Unless you’ve received US citizenship, we will be here, ready to help you prepare your renewal application or the next application in your US immigration journey.

While we cannot guarantee any outcome with USCIS, we will be by your side throughout your entire process until a decision is made on your case. We do everything possible to work with you to identify issues and address anything that might complicate your case. This is an important part of our responsibility and commitment to each of our customers.

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We're in This Together

Our commitment to accuracy is reflected in our 100% satisfaction guarantee! If your application is denied due to a SimpleCitizen error, we will give you your money back.

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Real Customer Reviews

4.9 average | 1000+ reviews through Google & Trustpilot

Chris Barrett
Dec. 2023

I've had a fantastic experience with Simple Citizen, utilizing their services for both my marriage Green Card and the Removal of Conditions process. Dealing with immigration can be incredibly stressful, but having their support made a significant difference. Their team consistently provided prompt and helpful assistance. I particularly valued the additional legal review they offered, which greatly improved my application. I wholeheartedly recommend Simple Citizen to anyone navigating the complexities of immigration.

Xucheng Zhao
Dec. 2023

In my simple citizenship experience, the biggest stress is not the forms and papers, but the materials you need to prepare and follow the USCIS requirement. This requires the efforts of couples, friends, family, and case managers. In my case his name is "Daniel" and we are constantly updating the material, changing it, fixing dates, asking questions, etc. To be honest, I became upset and impatient and my wife wanted everything to be perfect. Daniel was very patient, never tired of us, always polite and always answered our questions. Help us until the end. What a privilege to work with him and what a great work attitude.

Damiano Cuppone
Dec. 2023

Great customer service. The representatives that helped us were formidable and the calls with their legal department to get things in order before the actual interview at the US consulate were really helpful. Highly recommended!

Raja Zeitany
Dec. 2023

This service is outstanding. We just used them to apply for a green card and I cannot overstate how responsive and effective they were. We are 3 months post submitting our application packet and we received notification that the green card was approved. SimpleCitizen is the best service I have ever used. Extra special recognition for our account manager, WILENYS! She was amazing and helpful every step of the way. If you need immigration services, skip the local paralegal and hire an expert, SimpleCitizen.

Raquel R.
Dec. 2023

I used SimpleCitizen services because a friend from school recommended them to me. The price of their services is very reasonable and their website seemed reliable, so I decided to give them a try. I'm not disappointed at all, the staff are very friendly, especially Wilenys, who was always very patient making sure we had everything correct and kept following up with us too which was really nice as a lot of times the only thing that matters to people is getting your money, and after that they don't really care about your process. The USCIS got my application on September 28 and it was accepted, and by today, November 30, I already went to my biometrics appointment. I think my process is going smoothly and I am very grateful to SimpleCitizen for all their help.

Chen Yang
Dec. 2023

I had really positive experience with it. They answer things in detail and give really good examples. Emma, my case manager, is super responsive and good at what her job. She made sure my things were sent out before the holiday and many thanks for that!!

Camila Guzman
Nov. 2023

Wilenys showed so much patience with my application for a GC! There was a lot of reviewing and going back-and-forth, which increased my anxiety, but Wilenys was always attentive and supportive. I absolutely love how easy, affordable and smooth the process was, which would’ve given me a headache if done by myself lol. 100% recommend SimpleCitizen.

Yujue Xiao
Nov. 2023

I’m in half way sending out my application. My case manager Amanda is so helpful, she answered all my questions and helped me all the way through my application. I highly recommend this company!

Zachary Vollrath
Nov. 2023

Amanda showed extreme patience with me while I was creating my application. She was more than helpful with every question I had along the way. Simple Citizen has made a stressful time seem easy and straightforward. I have 100% confidence in my application process moving forward and the price was un beatable. Thank you Amanda, and Simple Citizen !!!!

Valentina Allende
Nov. 2023

My whole experience applying for my green card was exceptional with Simple citizen. I recommend it 100%.

Alma Velazquez
Nov. 2023

Es súper fácil y accesible. Contestan rápido y oportunamente los mensajes, a cualquier mínima duda que tengas. Lo recomiendo 200%

Zamokuhle Gina
Nov. 2023

The best people to help with your USCIS documents !! I love the quick email responses to any questions or concerns we might have . I struggled a bit with editing the application online but they were patient with me and helped me figure it out . Thanks again to Wilenys!

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How does SimpleCitizen work?
  • After you complete the eligibility quiz and sign up for your SimpleCitizen account, you will officially start your journey with us by filling out your SimpleCitizen questionnaire - which collects all the information needed to fill out your USCIS forms. Throughout the questionnaire, you will be asked to upload certain documents that help support your application and prove your eligibility for the immigration benefit you are requesting from USCIS. SimpleCitizen will also translate any government-issued documents that are required by USCIS for you. Once your questionnaire is complete and your supporting documents have been uploaded and translated, you can submit your application for review. Standard cases receive a SimpleCitizen accuracy check, which is a comparison between the forms you generated and the supporting documents you provided to ensure that the information is consistent and free of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes. Premium, Deluxe, and Professional cases will receive a legal review by an independent immigration attorney. All reviews will be completed within 5-10 business days.After the attorney completes their legal review, you will then be assigned to a case manager who will share the attorney’s feedback and easy-to-follow instructions on how to improve your application using the tools available with your SimpleCitizen account. Once you have made your updates, we will ship the entire application to your home or a FedEx office for pickup. You will just need to sign your forms, include your applicable USCIS fees, passport-sized photos (if required), and mail the package to USCIS following our included and detailed instructions.Read More
  • How much does the immigration process cost?
  • Here at SimpleCitizen, our mission is to streamline the immigration process by making it easier to understand and more affordable. The price of your SimpleCitizen application package depends on which service level you choose. You can compare service levels and prices here.IMPORTANT: You will need to pay your USCIS filing fees. They are NOT included in your SimpleCitizen service fee. Additionally, USCIS fees vary based on application type and are subject to change by the government. We know saving for, and identifying what USCIS filing fees apply to your situation can be stressful. SimpleCitizen’s support team is here to guide you. You can also look up USCIS filing fees using the USCIS fee calculator.Read More
  • How do I know if I can use SimpleCitizen and am eligible to apply for immigration benefits?
  • We get it. Determining whether you are eligible for an immigration benefit can be very difficult for some people. That’s why we’ve created our eligibility quiz. By answering just a few questions, our software can help you figure out which immigration benefits you might qualify for on your own. After you determine your eligibility, you can get started on your selected application type. Contact our live chat for support if you have questions as you go through the quiz. We’d be happy to assist you!
  • I’m trying to decide between your deluxe and professional packages. How can I choose which package is best for me?
  • If you’re looking for legal advice and the peace of mind only a licensed immigration attorney can provide, our Deluxe or Professional packages could be great options. If you need advice about your situation, are nervous about the interview, or just want the opportunity to sit down and talk with an Immigration Attorney and your options, we recommend signing up for the Professional package. While there are a lot of similarities between the Deluxe and Professional packages, the Professional package is unique in that it includes 3 attorney consultations at vital touchpoints in your immigration journey. Of the two options, it provides the greatest value.
  • Who will be reviewing my application?
  • SimpleCitizen partners with a network of independent immigration attorneys who review the applications generated by customers who purchase premium, deluxe and professional packages. Immigration attorney legal reviews usually include recommendations about making an application more accurate and complete while providing legal advice tailored to your situation. This helps make sure you are putting your best foot forward and can more successfully navigate submitting your application to USCIS.IMPORTANT: Standard application packages are not reviewed by an independent immigration attorney. Instead, a SimpleCitizen case manager reviews them for spelling mistakes, grammar issues, and consistency. No matter what application package you choose, SimpleCitizen employees cannot give you legal advice. If you want the peace of mind and legal guidance only an immigration attorney can provide, we suggest purchasing a premium, deluxe, or professional application package.
  • How long does it take to have the application finalized and ready to send to USCIS?
  • A lot of the process timeline depends on how quickly you work through your application, provide your documents and submit for review and feedback. On average it takes approximately 2 weeks from start to finish. Some people complete everything super fast, some people take longer. Here at SimpleCitizen, we work hard to get you the feedback on your application as quickly as possible. Application reviews are completed in the order they are received, and the average turnaround time is approximately 5-10 business days. As soon as the feedback on your application is ready, you will be assigned a SimpleCitizen case manager who will share this feedback with you and guide you through the rest of the process. Once you have implemented the feedback provided, depending on the package you purchased, we will either send you a final PDF or we will ship the entire application to your address or a pickup location of your choice, ready to sign and send off to USCIS.

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