In a continued effort to centralize its operations, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that starting January 22, 2009 non-military naturalization applicants will be required to submit their applications to one of two new USCIS lockbox facilities. USCIS believes that this effort will further increase efficiency, decrease inconsistencies, and cut costs. For the lockbox addresses please see the USCIS notice on Direct Mail by clicking here. Incorrectly addressed applications will be forwarded to the proper address for the first 30 days after January 22, 2009. (USCIS formerly attempted the implementation of the program with a notice published on September 12, 2008, which was later withdrawn on October 10, 2008.)