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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


January 25, 2024

"For many of us this was our portal to another world. After entering, we never looked back."

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

American Dream in Action: Immigrant Stories of Triumph in Tech | Rooting in America Vol 1. Trailer

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

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

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

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The Diaspora of Tech in Utah - Rooting in America Ep. 4 | Featuring Bassam Salem’s Inspiring Journey

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Real Customer Reviews

4.9 average | 1000+ reviews through Google & Trustpilot

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.

Minci Zhang
Feb. 2024

Very nice service! I got my greencarid 7months after submitting the application with no questions asked or additional docs required from USCIS. Definitely worth the money! They respond to questions about your case really quickly too.

Tatiana Atencio Velasquez
Feb. 2024

I just doing the process with SC They are being a team very effective and efficient helping you in all the process and the questions that you can have, I fully recommend them

Stefy Peña
Feb. 2024

They made everything simple and they always was friendly and helpful with my process, questions and concerns.

Patricia Oliveira
Feb. 2024

I used SimpleCitizen to apply for my Green card 2 years ago, and now I am using it again to renew it. My experience is 10 of 10. I couldn't recommend them more.
Thank you.

Kailin Luo
Feb. 2024

I love Simple Citizen. It makes the complicated process so easy and affordable! Online support responds within a couple hours. After you submit, you will be assigned a case manager to take care of your case diligently. Shout out to my case manager Marieka! I have a urgent case since my OPT is expiring. She helped me make it happen! Grateful!

Srivatsa Marthi
Feb. 2024

I cannot recommend SimpleCitizen enough. Their help putting together the many 100s of pages of the initial package as well as later requests for evidence was invaluable. They were responsive and helpful throughout the 15 month process.