New Jersey Immigration Attorney Explains How to Replace a Lost Naturalization Certificate
As a dedicated New Jersey Immigration Attorney, clients often ask me about the naturalization certificate and how to replace it if it’s lost. Many times people come to my office, a US citizen looking to sponsor a family member. When I give them the list of the documents that they require, one of them includes proof of citizenship, including their original naturalization certificate. Then they go into a panic because they think they lost or misplaced it.
They ask me to help them replace it. It is doable but it takes a long time almost a year. There’s a form that immigration put out called the N-565, which is specifically to use when you need a replacement naturalization certificate. There are many reasons to replace your certificate. One could be because it’s lost or destroyed or damaged, or there’s been a typographical error when it was issued. Sometimes there’s been a name change ordered by the court or sometimes there’s been a change of gender. It is very important that you put in safe place which you remember.
How you lost your naturalization certificate? Contact our professional New Jersey Immigration Attorney for advice on replacing it.