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 | 900+ reviews through Google & Trustpilot

Chris Sykes
Oct. 2023

This company has been an absolute life saver, worth every single penny. Mckay specifically has been working with us for over a year. She has some of the best customer service skills I've seen and she's willing to help me with everything and anything. I wish I could nominate her for an award or something. If you're lucky enough to get Mckay as your helper, you truly are blessed. THANK YOU SIMPLE CITIZEN AND MCKAY!

Harsheil Arora
Oct. 2023

This was an amazing experience. My wife and I were struggling with figuring out how to get a lawyer or how to do this ourselves. SImpleCitizen made it so much easier and it was so much more affordable. The software is super easy to use and a majority of your application gets taken care of, but the magic is in the people that work there. Our case manager Emma helped us so much with our insane number of questions and patiently answered everything. She was helpful in every possible way. Given the price and the service, it is 100% worth it and the people actually care a lot.

Lea Hartwig
Oct. 2023

Simplecitizen has been absolutely amazing during our green card process. We were in contact with multiple staff members, but Ketsia was our main person to come to with concerns. They make the application easy and look over your documents until they are perfect to send. Even after the application process is over they are available to help with any questions and concerns. Many thanks guys!

Thao Phung
Oct. 2023

Excellent service! The staffs were very helpful answering our questions. The package came in neatly organized, I just added page markers to navigate forms and sections easier. We got our application approved within 3 months without interview. Highly recommend!

Natali Waits
Oct. 2023

THANK YOU, Amanda! You were wonderful in this process. We have used Simple Citizen twice now. I would recommend them. Both times things went very well. Communication has improved 100% during this second with them. Not to say the first time was all that bad, it was good. Things have gotten much better. They make the process very simple and if a mistake is made, or the government needs something else, they are on top of it. I will be calling on them again for our final filing.

Luwei Han
Oct. 2023

They have unbailable work ethic, I can actually reach out to them and get a quick feedback whenever I needed.

Bunchung Ly
Sept. 2023

We worked with SimpleCitizen for our marriage-based Green Card application and the whole process was so seamless. Marieka is our case manager and she has been just so wonderful to work with. She has been so responsive and attentive to our questions/needs. Our application has been received by the USCIS recently and we are just waiting to hear about next steps. We would highly recommend them!

Ala Mohsen
Sept. 2023

I am immensely grateful for consulting SimpleCitizen for my green card application. I received my card in under 8 months without any RFEs. The most remarkable aspect of SimpleCitizen's services is their thorough step-by-step guidance on the whole process and required documentation. I spent over a month working on their lawyer's feedback, which saved me time that I would otherwise spent responding to USCIS. The smallest tips matter, even if you don't see them that important. For this reason, I wholeheartedly recommend everyone to use SimpleCitizen service!

Andrea Chicchon
Sept. 2023

Definitely recommend Simple Citizen to anybody who is looking to work on their immigration documents. Everybody on the team have been so patient and on point when answering my questions. Also they get back to you super fast! Enjoyed every moment during this long process and felt like I could trust SimpleCitizen with my case. Thank you guys!!

Tabianna Riley
Sept. 2023

They are so professional and they help me throughout the entire process. Sofi was the agent assigned to me and she was great! Would definitely recommend

Charmagne Untalan
Sept. 2023

I have used Simple Citizen twice now. First was during the application of green card and EAD through marriage and second was during the processing of removal of conditions since we filed for green card before our second year anniversary. They are fast to respond, has a user friendly online portal and was just very helpful overall. They diligently check our documents and provided very good suggestions to ensure our application is complete before submission. I highly recommend Simple Citizen - way affordable than hiring immigration lawyers with excellent service quality.

Matt P
Sept. 2023

Fantastic service. They worked with us step by step to make sure everything was perfect and their communication was convenient and clear. If you follow their guidance the process is very smooth. Highly recommend!

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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