Get or replace a Certificate of Citizenship or a Certificate of Naturalization
Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization show proof that someone is a U.S. citizen. Learn how you can get or replace these documents.
Get a Certificate of Citizenship or a Certificate of Naturalization
Certificate of Citizenship
You can apply for a Certificate of Citizenship to prove you are a U.S. citizen if:
- You were born abroad to parents who were U.S. citizens, and
- Your parents did not get a Consular Report of Birth Abroad for you before you turned 18
Certificate of Naturalization
If you are a citizen of another country and later become a U.S. citizen, you will receive a Certificate of Naturalization. Learn more about the Certificate of Naturalization, including what information it contains and how it is issued.
Replace a Certificate of Citizenship or a Certificate of Naturalization
If your Certificate of Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization was damaged, lost, or stolen, learn how to replace it online or by mail using Form N-565.
LAST UPDATED: July 27, 2023