What is Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document?

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Form N-565 Replace Naturalization/Citizenship DocumentU.S. citizens may use Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, to replace a Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship. Both are documents that provide official proof of U.S. citizenship.

If the original certificate was lost, stolen or requires corrections, the N-565 application is the formal request to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to replace the document.

U.S. citizens may use Form N-565 to request a replacement:

  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Certificate of Citizenship
  • Declaration of Intention
  • Repatriation Certificate or
  • Original special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be recognized by a foreign county

Do not file Form N-565 for the following reasons:

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Common reasons to replace a citizenship document include:

  • Certificate was lost, stolen or destroyed.
  • Certificate was damaged/mutilated.
  • Citizen’s name has changed since the document was issued.
  • Certificate contains incorrect information.
Source: USCIS