Replacement and Corrections of Naturalization and Citizenship Certificates

Get U.S. Citizenship

To Correct a Naturalization Certificate
or Certificate of Citizenship




  1. Complete Form N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document
    • Download the form from the USCIS website or call the toll-free forms request line at (800) 870-3676 to request that the form be mailed to you.
    • If the certificate is mutilated, check answer “b” in Part 2, Question 2.  For lost, stolen or destroyed certificates, check answer “a” in Part 2, Question 2.
    • Under Part 2, Question 2 Basis for Application, explain the reason why the certificate was lost, stolen or destroyed.
  2. If replacing a mutilated document, the original certificate must be submitted.
  3. Include two Passport photos, be sure to print name and A number on the back in pencil.
  4. Include a check or money order for $380 payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.*
  5. Mail the Application Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested
    • New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut residents must mail the completed form and documents to:

      DHS/USCIS
      Texas Service Center
      P.O. Box 851182
      Mesquite, Texas 75185-1882

    • Others should see instructions on the Form N-565. <pdf>

Lost, Stolen, Destroyed, or Mutilated
(Damaged) Naturalization Certificate
or Certificate of Citizenship



  1. Complete Form N-565 <pdf> Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document
    • Download the form from the USCIS website or call the toll-free forms request line at (800) 870-3676 to request that the form be mailed to you.
  2. Attach the incorrect document.  If applying because of a name change, submit the original certificate and a copy of the marriage certificate or court order showing the name change.
  3. If a clerical error was made, no fee is required.  If the error was the applicant’s fault, or the applicant has legally changed his/her name, the fee of $380 must be paid.*
  4. Mail the Application Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested
    • New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut residents must mail the completed form and documents to:

      DHS/USCIS
      Texas Service Center
      P.O. Box 851182
      Mesquite, Texas 75185-1882

    • Others should see instructions on the Form N-565. <pdf>
*Fees listed as of April 20, 2009.  Check the USCIS Immigration Forms website for updated fees.