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).


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

Matt Chan
Apr. 2024

I enjoyed working with my case manager Hanbee at SimpleCitizen. She was very responsive and quick turnaround times on documentation reviews. She went above and beyond to help me navigate through the process. Thank you!

Yira Tovar
Apr. 2024

Such an amazing services from everyone here! They were so helpful with every single question! I got my packet perfectly organized ! I really recommend 100/10

Jiahui Chen
Apr. 2024

Marieka provided exceptional service! Her timely responses and dedication to assisting me, even after hours, were truly commendable. I highly recommend Simple Citizen to anyone seeking efficient and reliable assistance with immigration matters. Thank you, Marieka!

Patience Songo
Apr. 2024

Dear SimpleCitizen Team,I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for the invaluable support and assistance you provided me throughout the process of obtaining my green card. Your platform made what could have been an overwhelming and confusing journey remarkably straightforward and manageable.From guiding me through the necessary forms to providing prompt and helpful responses to my questions, your team's expertise and dedication were evident every step of the way. I truly appreciated the user-friendly interface and the clear instructions, which helped me navigate through the complexities of the immigration process with ease.Thanks to SimpleCitizen, I am now a proud holder of a green card, and I owe a significant part of this achievement to your exceptional services. I will not hesitate to recommend SimpleCitizen to anyone in need of assistance with their immigration journey.Once again, thank you for your outstanding support and professionalism.

Inseo Yoon
Apr. 2024

Simple citizen helped me so much! I loved working with Hanbee. She was super nice, helpful and knowledgeable about the whole process.

Ishrat Zahan Mahmood
Apr. 2024

I recently completed my immigration application process with SimpleCitizen, and I am compelled to share my exceptional experience, particularly highlighting the invaluable support provided by my case manager, Hanbee.
From the outset, SimpleCitizen streamlined what I anticipated to be a daunting process. The initial attorney meeting set a solid foundation, offering clarity and direction. The attorney meticulously reviewed every detail of my application, ensuring accuracy and compliance, which instilled a deep sense of confidence in me.
Filling out the forms, a task that seemed overwhelming at first, was made straightforward thanks to SimpleCitizen's user-friendly platform. The guidance and instructions provided were clear and easy to follow, making a complex process manageable.
However, the true standout of my experience was Hanbee. Her professionalism, promptness, and genuine dedication to my case were beyond what I could have hoped for. Hanbee was always there, ready to assist, answer questions, and provide updates. Her commitment to excellence was evident in her willingness to work back and forth with me, ensuring that every step was completed perfectly. Hanbee's support didn't just end with filling out forms; she also oversaw the printing and shipping of my application, ensuring that everything was in order and delivered to my home with precise information.
The level of personalized care and attention to detail provided by Hanbee made a significant difference in my application process. It was clear that she was not just doing a job but was genuinely invested in my success. I owe Hanbee a debt of gratitude for her unwavering support and for making this journey smoother and less stressful than I ever imagined possible.
In conclusion, my experience with SimpleCitizen and Hanbee has been nothing short of outstanding. To anyone navigating the complexities of immigration applications, I cannot recommend SimpleCitizen enough. With Hanbee as your case manager, you are in the best hands possible. Thank you, Hanbee, and SimpleCitizen, for your exceptional service. You have my heartfelt appreciation. <3

Nidhi Gogia
Mar. 2024

I recently utilized SimpleCitizen to navigate the complexities of applying for a family-based green card, and I'm extremely satisfied with the experience. Their platform made the entire process straightforward and easy to follow. With their step-by-step guidance and checklist system, I completed all the necessary forms accurately and on time.
Moreover, I want to highlight the exceptional support I received from Daniel, my dedicated case manager. He was exceedingly prompt and thorough in addressing all my questions and concerns, which provided me with reassurance throughout the process.
In summary, SimpleCitizen not only met but exceeded my expectations, and I wholeheartedly recommend their services to anyone seeking assistance with their immigration paperwork.

Nishanth Pavinkurve
Mar. 2024

I worked with Marieka from SimpleCitizen and she was amazing!! She gave me detailed feedback and instructions on correcting some errors I had in my application, and explained the lawyer feedback in great detail as well, which was incredibly helpful. She is also super quick to reply, and I greatly appreciate the time and effort she put into my application. I am very grateful for her and I hope everyone can take advantage of SimpleCitizen's services, it was totally worth it in my case!

Michele Souza
Mar. 2024

The service is really good and easy to use, and the people who work with them have been very helpful even after I submitted the application. A special thanks to Marieka, who's always quick to respond. I did a lot of research and this was the most well-recommended service. I'm so glad I found out about it. the only tough part is the pricing, which could be cheaper. The whole immigration process is extremely expensive, which means low-income people are at a disadvantage even when trying to improve their lives... It would be great to see a discount for people of low income backgrounds. Thanks!

Qadeer Quraishi
Mar. 2024

This website is so amazing. They simplify the whole process in such a good way. They help you with each and every step. They literally mail you the whole application ready made to be sent to USCIS. It's like being Spoonfed honestly.
Any questions and stuff I was hesitant about, my case handler Ketsia did a wonderful job. She responds Soo quick and helped me alot. Even when I asked her the dumbest and most obvious questions, she was very kind enough to respond right away and clarify everything. Ketsia definitely needs a Raise, as she is a wonderful person to work with.
>Overall, my experience was great with Simple Citizen

Namrata Dev
Mar. 2024

I couldn't be happier to have found Simple Citizen. The thought of having to pay thousands in lawyer fees and still spend hours collecting information for our application was daunting. The platform that they offer is extremely easy to navigate and the support provided by their team is incredible. Daniel, my case manager was extremely efficient, thorough and quick with his responses to all my questions (big & small!). This process can be really intimidating and I'm just really happy to have worked with simple citizen to get everything ready!

Tatiana Osorio Montoya
Mar. 2024

My experience with SimpleCitizen has been incredible. The website is user-friendly, but what's most important is that they have a team of people who constantly respond to your questions and do their utmost to assist you. The package is incredibly well-organized; everything is clear, neat, and punctual. Using this service was the best decision my husband and I made. Initially, when we saw the high ratings, we were surprised, but now we can confirm them for ourselves. It truly is a high-quality service at a very good price. Thank you.

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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