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SimpleCitizen is the only truly comprehensive service, guiding users from sign up to citizenship, while ensuring their application is correct and complete at every stage.

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Recent Press Releases

Formal announcements and new developments are published as official Press Releases. We provide quotes and details on our ongoing advancements toward innovating immigration. Here’s a collection of our recent Press Releases.

Fragomen Enriches Technology Offerings Through Acquisition of SimpleCitizen

Sept. 23, 2020

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SimpleCitizen Announces Jen Baker as VP of Product Operations

Mar. 4, 2019

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SimpleCitizen Launches End-to-End Business Visa Platform to Simplify International Hiring Process

Nov. 16, 2017

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SimpleCitizen Launches to Modernize the Immigration Application Process

July 30, 2015

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SimpleCitizen Announces $700K in Seed Funding for Platform Development

Oct. 29, 2015

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SimpleCitizen in the Press

ABA Journal

September 1, 2019

"The founders of SimpleCitizen resolve to streamline the immigration process."


July 30, 2016

"We are going to be the online, go-to source for all things immigration."

Wired Magazine

November 6, 2015

"SimpleCitizen, a TurboTax for immigration, lets you skip the legal fees."


June 20, 2016

"How it works: SimpleCitizen is TurboTax for immigration."

San Francisco Chronicle

August 24, 2016

"SimpleCitizen is like TurboTax for immigration."

Above The Law

June 30, 2016

"It is easy to understand why YC recently invested in SimpleCitizen."

USA Today

September 18, 2015

"Things are Booming in the Beehive State."

Product Hunt

February 7, 2016

"Their name really says it all, it is SO simple."

Fast Company

August 11, 2016

"The platform guides users through their entire application"


July 30, 2015

" affordable alternative for those who don't want to pay expensive immigration lawyers but who are also uncomfortable going through the application process on their own."

Meet the Founders of SimpleCitizen

Having first-hand experience and knowledge of the complex USCIS immigration application process, the founders of SimpleCitizen take extreme pride and care in the services offered to customers.

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Sam Stoddard – Co-Founder & CEO

Sam Stoddard (Co-Founder & CEO) graduated with a Masters of Accountancy degree from Brigham Young University in 2015. He has worked as a finance and accounting professional in positions at MX, Cencore LLC, and KPMG. Sam came up with the idea to create SimpleCitizen after going through the Green Card application with his wife in 2013. Download Sam's image here.

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Aydé Soto – Co-Founder

Aydé Soto (Co-Founder) leads workflow engineering and is the technical founder of SimpleCitizen. Aydé holds a bachelors degree in Computer Science from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon. Originally from Mexico, Aydé has first hand experience with immigration and helped form SimpleCitizen to fix the broken immigration process. Download Aydé's image here.

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Brady Stoddard – Co-Founder

Brady Stoddard (Co-Founder) leads product design at SimpleCitizen. With a background in design, product, and digital marketing, Brady has helped launch various successful startup businesses. Download Brady's image here

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Usable Media & Content

Below is a concise archive of valuable media content, including brand logos, colors, and shareable videos and imagery. It also provides well-defined rules and guidelines for utilizing this media. In the upcoming months, we are excited to release a pre-packaged version, accompanied by the official brand guide.

Downloadable Logo Variations

For purposes of maintaining legibility of the ® mark, SimpleCitizen logos are offered in two different sizes for usage; regular and large.

The regular option should be used in any instance when the core logo – emblem and company name – appear together as less than 3in (7.6cm) in width at any dpi, less than 216px in width at 72dpi, less than 450px in width at 150dpi, or less than 900px in width at 300dpi.

Any instance of the core logo appearing more than 3.125in (7.9cm) in width at any dpi, more than 225px in width at 72dpi, more than 468px in width at 150dpi, or more than 937px in width at 300dpi, should utilize the large option.

For sizing instances that fall between the listed ranges, discretion is allowed for designers to choose which option is best for their needs. The ® mark has been strategically sized, according to the x-height, and appended to the right-hand median for best legibility in both sizing scenarios. The anatomy of these logos – the emblem, logotype, tag-line, and/or registered trademark placement – are not to be altered without expressed, written permission by SimpleCitizen.

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Brand Colors

The following colors are broken up into three categories – primary/secondary, neutral shades, and special use. The primary and secondary colors can be seen used throughout much of the marketing and interface materials; sometimes combined with one another for the use of gradients and accents. The neutral shades are often used for body text, borders, and subtle back drops. And lastly, the special use colors can mainly be seen used throughout the app and web interfaces for their specific purpose (listed below).

Primary & Secondary Colors


primary green

hex: #2AA684

rgb: 42, 166, 132

cmyk: 77, 11, 62, 0


primary blue

hex: #01ACC5

rgb: 1, 172, 197

cmyk: 75, 10, 20, 0

gold brick

primary action

hex: #FCB949

rgb: 252, 185, 73

cmyk: 0, 30, 82, 0


secondary green

hex: #236D59

rgb: 35, 109, 89

cmyk: 84, 36, 69, 22


secondary blue

hex: #213E60

rgb: 33, 62, 96

cmyk: 94, 77, 38, 27

Neutral Shades


dark grey

hex: #4A4A4A

rgb: 74, 74, 74

cmyk: 66, 59, 57, 39


medium grey

hex: #A4A4A4

rgb: 164, 164, 164

cmyk: 38, 31, 31, 0


light grey

hex: #D7D7D7

rgb: 215, 215, 215

cmyk: 15, 11, 11, 0


muted white

hex: #F0F0F0

rgb: 240, 240, 240

cmyk: 4, 3, 3, 0


plain white

hex: #FFFFFF

rgb: 255, 255, 255

cmyk: 0, 0, 0, 0

Special Use – App & Web Interface


notice green

hex: #9BF2B4

rgb: 155, 242, 180

cmyk: 36, 0, 42, 0


primary success

hex: #69BF84

rgb: 105, 191, 132

cmyk: 60, 1, 64, 0


secondary success

hex: #378E57

rgb: 55, 142, 87

cmyk: 79, 22, 83, 7


notice red

hex: #E99B84

rgb: 233, 155, 132

cmyk: 5, 46, 44, 0


warning red

hex: #EB5757

rgb: 235, 87, 87

cmyk: 2, 81, 63, 0


error red

hex: #B3202E

rgb: 179, 32, 46

cmyk: 21, 100, 90, 12


notice gold

hex: #FFE082

rgb: 255, 224, 130

cmyk: 1, 10, 59, 0


warning gold

hex: #FFA000

rgb: 255, 160, 0

cmyk: 0, 43, 100, 0

Sharable Videos

As we continue to roll out more video content and series, we will update and prune the selection that can be seen below. For the complete library of video content, please visit our YouTube page.

Customer Success Stories

Green Card Success Story: Vivian from Canada

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How to Survive the Green Card Application - Olivia's Story

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Moe's Experience with SimpleCitizen

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Green Card Success Story: Josef from Peru

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Instructional Resources

How to get TPS as a Venezuelan

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How to fill out the Form I-485 for an Adjustment of Status

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Form I-485 Processing Time: What happens next?

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What To Do If You Get a Request for Evidence from USCIS

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Rooting In America: The Definitive Anthology of Immigrant Tales

From War-Torn Congo to a Life of Resilience: Desange Kuenihira's Story

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The Story of Ayde Soto, Mexican Immigrant, and Tech CTO

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What is SimpleCitizen? How love and tech come together to create opportunities for others.

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Real Customer Reviews

4.9 average | 900+ reviews through Google & Trustpilot

Sandro Ferreira
July 2023

Very professionals with a very easy and helpful website that makes everything perfect . I am really glad to have choose them to do my process . My case today was approved after 2 months and 2 days after I have applied . That was super fast a great .

Keyur Kulkarni
July 2023

I found SimpleCitizen through extensive online research and had a wonderful experience!

Their UI is clean and simple to use, and provides an easy step-by-step guide as you go along. When I had questions or concerns, the Simple Citizen team (shout out to McKay and Sierra) has been highly responsive over chat and email.

Throughout the process, I never felt ignored. The proactive communication and follow-up by the Simple Citizen team made me feel secure.

10/10 for the experience (and the cost!). I would highly recommend Simple Citizen for anyone looking to apply for and navigate through immigration processes.

Anthony Lavall
July 2023

Exceptional customer service. The platform itself needs a little TLC, i.e. the ability to view uploaded files, the ability to navigate to specific sections of the application. I'm sure that will come with time. Definitely recommended, I got my money's worth with their support.

Alexandra Mendieta
July 2023

I get the best experience with simple citizen, specially with Sofi she help me with all the advice and it was very patience with all my questions, I apply for change status and I apply on December 2022 and I get my green card on may 2023.

I really appreciate all the advices you guys do with us.

Debbie Theuer
July 2023

I didn't anticipated getting my documents in order were going to be flustering, and Im so glad that my husband had Simple Citizens assist us in the process, they're very experienced and well versed on what is needed in our application to ensure the best outcome. I will definitely recommend their services to friends and family who may be looking to move to the US. I wouldn't be able to get everything done without their help.

Hairui MA
July 2023

Thanks to simple citizen I received my green card yesterday. Simple citizen provided the best and professional services of my green card application. Before chosing simple citizen, my husband and I searched many many organizations to start our application, I have to say none of them can compare with simple citizen in many ways. They have fair prices and amazing people to offer all questions that I came up with during my application and later on submission of RFE. I want to especially thanks for Kendra’s supports and all nicest words to reduce my pressures. Their online website chat always reply on time. Hopefully more people will choose this wonderful company in future.

Eva Fernández Martín
June 2023

If you don't have a complicated case of Marriage-Based Green Card, I would really recommend booking their services. They are very experienced, responsive, easy to work with and professional. They were extremely thorough with our application and made us submit extensive supporting evidence. This delayed our application but paid off extremely well as I received my green card in 2 months. Super happy with the results!

Mayur Agrawal
June 2023

Simple Citizen makes the process of filing the paperwork super easy and convenient. I especially liked their attention to detail when they forwarded the completed file of my application for signing. I would love to use them in the future if my need arises.

Sara Duncan
June 2023

Empezé queriendo hacer mi proceso sola con videos y grupos de facebook. Luego tenía tantas dudas y no tenía a quien preguntar que al final decidí optar por adquirir los servicios de Simple Citizen y sinceramente me alegra haberlo hecho.

Contestaron mis miles de preguntas con paciencia, conocimiento y amabilidad.

Ahora estoy tranquila sobre enviar mi caso a USCIS.

Esmirla Santiago Vásquez
June 2023

I used Simple Citizen for my change of status on a marriage based case and it worked perfectly, I didn’t have any problem with USCIS regarding wrong documentation, throughout the process of gathering the needed documentation the service was always fast and very efficient. Kendra always responded all my questions, then, when everything was ready I received my package with all I needed and clear instructions to send my documents.

I will definitely recommend their services, please note that they are not an attorney, they help you gather all the documents you need to send it to USCIS which is both cheaper than an attorney doing it and helpful so you don’t get confused.

Lilliana Alvarado
June 2023

I am grateful to Simple Citizen for preparing my green card application, providing helpful feedback and shipping my application in a timely fashion. I spoke up about a few concerns with my applications and they were addressed right away and rectified. My application was shipped to me today after receiving a pdf to fully review. And my husband and I are really happy to feel like our application will be complete as it has been looked over and we’ve been given feedback. McKay and Daniel assisted us through our process and were very professional and patient with our concerns and questions. I appreciated that I could call my case worker Daniel and I had a lot of questions and he was patient with me and and helpful. Thank you. I am giving 5 star because when I voiced that I was not satisfied with response times and our meetings with the attorney felt rushed, we saw immediate improvement with response times, and our issue was resolved. Thank you for caring about customer satisfaction and providing the help we needed.

Jiahong Chen
June 2023

SimpleCitizen is amazing! Sofi was so quick at replying and my wife was able to get her green card in 5 months! The website was easy to navigate and the service was great! They have professionals reviewed our applications and pointed out things that we could improve. We highly recommend the service!