A Certificate of Naturalization is an important document issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), to immigrants upon successfully meeting all requirements and taking an oath of citizenship to become naturalized U.S. citizens. Naturalized U.S. citizens can present this document at any U.S. passport office to apply for their U.S. passport. In fact, this document not only serves as proof of U.S. citizenship status but also contains the citizenship number of the person to whom the document was issued.
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How to Find My Certificate of Naturalization Number
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Find your Certificate of Naturalization, which was issued to you by USCIS when you completed your oath of citizenship.
Locate your U.S. citizenship number, which appears directly above the word "Naturalization" in the top right-hand corner of your Certificate of Naturalization. Your U.S. citizenship number is the 8-digit number printed in red ink.
Write down your U.S. citizenship number in a safe place. You may provide this number on any document where proof of citizenship status is required.
Also, knowing this number can be very beneficial if you ever lose your original Certificate of Naturalization and need a replacement, because it will better assist USCIS in locating your naturalization record.
Tips & Warnings
If you do not have your Certificate of Naturalization, you may want to file a Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, with USCIS. The fee for filing a Form N-565 is $380. See the resources section to download this form as well as accompanying instructions for filing this form.Tags: Certificate Naturalization, citizenship number, your Certificate, your Certificate Naturalization