Can I Reapply for U.S. Citizenship in Florida if My Application Is Denied?

You’re applying for U.S. citizenship in Florida. The process is complicated, and you don’t want to go through it again if you don’t have to. However, for peace of mind, you’d like to find out: Can I reapply if I’m denied the first time around? By figuring out the answer, you can plan ahead and prepare yourself just in case you can’t reapply.

Reapplying for Citizenship

There is no one answer to the question of whether or not you can reapply. The answer is yes in some circumstances and no in others. For instance, if you have a criminal record, then reapplying might not be possible. 

When you receive a rejection, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is going to list the reasons why, as well as a date when you can reapply. If you decide to reapply, you’ll need to pay the fee again and submit a new Form N-400. You’ll have to get your biometrics taken again as well. If you failed your English and/or civics test, you’ll need to retake them and pass.

Appealing a Denial

Aside from reapplying, another option is to appeal your denial. You can do this if you think you can provide more evidence that’s relevant to your case or if you can prove that USCIS made a mistake. You can request an administrative hearing with an immigration officer – not the one who made the initial decision – and state your case as to why you should be accepted. Of course, hiring an immigration attorney is always a good idea so you have a better chance of success. 

Contact a Florida Immigration Attorney

Do you need help with becoming a U.S. citizen? Then contact Florida Immigration Law Counsel through our website or by calling 1-800-666-4996. We deal with the government so you don’t have to. We look forward to assisting you.


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Caring and compassionate, Saman Movassaghi Gonzalez is a Florida immigration attorney dedicated to producing the results her clients need. She has over 17 years of experience helping both corporate and individual clients with an emphasis in employment/investment cases and family adjustment cases.

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