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.
- C-Files and certain A-Files can be requested through the USCIS Genealogy Program. If you are a naturalized citizen seeking your own documentation, you can place a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to USCIS to obtain a copy of your A-File and/or request a replacement certificate of citizenship from USCIS.
How much does it cost to get a copy of citizenship certificate?
$555. If you file your Form N-565 online, you may pay your fee online. If you file your Form N-565 by mail (paper), you may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions.
How long does it take to get duplicate citizenship certificate?
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REPLACE A CITIZENSHIP DOCUMENT? After filing Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, your N-565 processing time can take anywhere from 5 to 8 months.
How do I get proof of my US citizenship?
Proof of Citizenship for U.S. Citizens
- Birth certificate showing birth in the United States;
- Form N-550, Certificate of Naturalization;
- Form N-560, Certificate of Citizenship;
- Form FS-240, Report of Birth Abroad of United States Citizen; or.
- Valid unexpired U.S. passport.
What do you do if you lose your 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.
Is a Social Security card a certificate of citizenship?
You may be a citizen of the U.S. by birth or by naturalization. Acceptable evidence is a birth certificate showing birth within the U.S. Other acceptable evidence of U.S. citizenship includes: INS discontinued issuance of this card in 1983; however these cards are still valid as proof of U.S. citizenship.)
What is the difference between n400 and n600?
But they have two very different purposes. Form N-400 is used by green card holders to apply for citizenship through a process called naturalization, whereas Form N-600 is used by people who are already citizens, but do not have proof of their citizenship.
Can I get a passport if I lost my naturalization papers?
If your citizenship document was lost, stolen or damaged beyond repair, you may apply for a replacement or apply for a special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be recognized by a foreign country.
Do I need a certificate of citizenship if I have a 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.
Have you obtained a certificate of Naturalization or a certificate of citizenship?
A US citizenship certificate is granted to a person who acquires or derives citizenship from his US citizen parents. But a certificate of naturalization is granted to a person who becomes a citizen of America through naturalization. Before that, the person who seeks to become a US citizen must be a Green Card holder.
Is a certificate of citizenship the same as a birth certificate?
You should have been issued a Certificate of Naturalization at the time you became a citizen. This is essentially the same as a birth certificate for purposes of obtaining other ID documents. If your Certificate of Naturalization was lost or destroyed, you can apply for a new one.
What counts as US citizenship evidence?
You can prove your US citizenship with one of the following: Original Birth Certificate (if born in the United States); or Old (undamaged) passport; or Original Certificate of Citizenship or FS-240, DS-1350 ( if born outside the US );
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.