What documents are needed for naturalization?
- US citizens and permanent residents are required to present proof of citizenship and photo identification. Acceptable documents include a passport, birth certificate, certificate of citizenship or naturalization, a Certificate of Indian Status, or a NEXUS card.
How do I obtain a copy of my naturalization certificate?
If you need a Certificate of Naturalization, you may request a replacement by filing form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document. You may request Form N-565 by calling the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Forms Line (800) 870-3676 or download via link.
Can I view my naturalization certificate online?
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)–After 1906, a copy of all naturalization records were sent to the Immigration and Naturalization Service or INS, now called the USCIS. You may access their records through the Genealogy Program. Their website is www.uscis.gov.
Can I print my naturalization certificate?
The bottom left hand corner of your Certificate of Naturalization reads, ” IT IS PUNISHABLE BY U.S. LAW TO COPY, PRINT, OR PHOTOGRAPH THIS CERTIFICATE, WITHOUT LAWFUL AUTHORITY.” You have lawful authority to make backup copies of your certificate in case it is lost, damaged, or stolen.
What if I lost my naturalization certificate?
If your naturalization certificate is lost, stolen, or damaged you may need to request a new copy. You can apply for a copy of the naturalization certificate by filing Form N-565 with the USCIS.
How long does it take to replace a lost naturalization certificate?
Form N-565 Processing Time Summary After filing Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, your N-565 processing time can take anywhere from 5 to 8 months. This is an approximation.
Where can I get a copy of my US citizenship certificate?
To apply to replace your Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship issued by USCIS or by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, file a Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization Citizenship Document. Filing instructions and forms are available on our Web site at www.uscis.gov.
How do I find my naturalization certificate number online?
The Certificate of Naturalization number is generally an 8-digit alpha numeric number located in the top right section of the document. The certificate number, also known as a C-file number, is printed in red on all certificates issued since September 27, 1906.
How long does it take to get your naturalization certificate?
Regular processing time for a replacement citizenship certificate application takes 6 months. However, if you can prove that you need your certificate urgently, either to travel or to keep or get a job that requires proof of citizenship, you may be able to apply for an urgent citizenship certificate.
How long does it take to get a duplicate naturalization certificate UK?
Standard copies take up to 24 working days to dispatch. Certified copies take up to 16 working days to dispatch. If we don’t find the certificate, we will advise who to contact for further information”.
Do I need a naturalization certificate if I have a US passport?
If you already have a U.S. passport, you generally don’t need to obtain a Certificate of Citizenship. However, some people prefer to have a certificate as a form of back-up documentation. The Certificate of Citizenship does not expire. Therefore, it may give some citizens more reassurance than a U.S. passport.