Who is eligible?
You may apply for a replacement if you have been issued a:
- Certificate of Naturalization,
- Certificate of Citizenship, or
- Repatriation Certificate, and
- It has been lost, stolen, or mutilated.
You may apply for a new document if your name has been changed by either:
- Marriage, divorce, annulment, or
- Court order.
You may also be eligible to apply for a special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be recognized by a foreign country. Check if you qualify
What is Form N-565?
Form N-565 is the application to replace a Citizenship Document. U.S. citizens who have lost their Certificate of Citizenship or Certificate of Naturalization can use Form N-565 to get a replacement document. Form N-565 can also be used to replace a Declaration of Intention or Repatriation Certificate.
What is the difference between a Certificate of Naturalization and a Certificate of Citizenship?
A Certificate of Naturalization is proof of U.S. citizenship for people who have gotten citizenship through the naturalization process. During the Citizenship Ceremony, naturalized citizens receive a Certificate of Naturalization as proof of their U.S. citizenship. If you have lost your Certificate of Naturalization, you can use Form N-565 to replace it.
A Certificate of Citizenship is proof of U.S. citizenship for people who are already U.S. citizens, either by birth or through “automatic citizenship”. They can request a Certificate of Citizenship to prove their U.S. citizenship using Form N-600.
Form N-600 or Form N-565 are not applications for naturalization. People who are U.S. permanent residents (green card holders) can apply for U.S. citizenship with Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
How does FileRight help me replace a Citizenship Document?
FileRight will walk you through each and every application question, providing helpful explanations along the way. We also have a bilingual (English and Espanol) customer support team available to answer your questions about FileRight. Our technology checks your application for errors and provides you customized filing instructions, letting you know where to send your application and what documents to include with it. We’re so confident in FileRight that if your application is denied, we’ll refund your money — including government fees!
USCIS Filing Fees to Replace Your Naturalization Certificate
FileRight application package preparation fee is $195.
USCIS filing fees to file Form N-565 totals $555. You’ll also have to pay an additional $85 fee if a biometric service fee applies to your situation.
USCIS won’t refund your money, even if your application is denied. We’ll help ensure your application is correct and complete.