Form N-565 - Application for Replacement of Naturalization/Citizenship Certificate
Individuals can submit Form N-565 to request a replacement of Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship. The purpose of Form N-565 is to apply for a replacement of citizenship or naturalization document.
A Certificate of Naturalization is the official document issued by United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) as proof of a person who has been granted U.S. citizenship through naturalization.
A Certificate of Citizenship is the official document issued by USCIS as proof of a person obtaining U.S. citizenship through U.S. citizen birth parents, regardless if the birth took place overseas. Or, if your parents became naturalized while you were under the age of 18 and met the special conditions of the law.
Individuals who are eligible to apply for replacement of Naturalization Certificate or Certificate of Citizenship using form N-565 are those who have been previously issued either one of these USCIS documents. If your Naturalization or Citizenship document has been lost, stolen or destroyed form N-565 is the application to file with USCIS. Or, if you need to have your name changed on your original document due to marriage or court order form N-565 would also be required.