USCIS Form N-600 with a pen and an American flag. Use this form to apply for a Certificate of Citizenship, which allows you to prove your eligibility for the benefits of U.S. citizenship.
Although it is easy to confuse the two, requesting a Certificate of Citizenship is not the same as applying for citizenship through naturalization. Your current citizenship status will help you determine which application you need to use.
People who are already U.S. citizens, either by birth or through "automatic citizenship," can use Form N-600 to apply for a Certificate of Citizenship. In this case, you are seeking proof of a status that you already hold.
People who are permanent residents (green card holders) in the United States but not already U.S. citizens can apply for citizenship with Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. Using this form and going through this process would change your status from permanent resident to U.S. citizen.
You should file Form N-600 to request a Certificate of Citizenship if you:
A parent can also file Form N-600 on behalf of a child who meets the above criteria.
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Once you submit your application, you will receive a receipt notifying you that it was received. USCIS will then process your request, reviewing your application carefully to ensure you are eligible for a Certificate of Citizenship.
Applications are reviewed in the order they are received, and processing time varies depending on the caseload at your local field office. Currently, it can take anywhere from two months to over two years for you to receive approval and get your certificate.
Because the wait time to get your Certificate of Citizenship can take months or years, you should file your Form N-600 as soon as possible. Don’t wait until a potential employer or loan officer asks you for proof of citizenship before you act.
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