Name change documentation for child naturalized in the United States via his father

How can I get proof of name change with naturalization?

To request a naturalization certificate name change, you will apply for a replacement naturalization/citizenship document using Form N-565. Form N-565 is what you will file after you have received your original documentation for naturalization.

Can I get U.S. citizenship through my father?

A child can also obtain U.S. citizenship through parents after his or her birth. Derivative citizenship may be established after birth but before the age of 18. If you have a parent that became a U.S. citizen after your birth and met a few other requirements, you could be a U.S. citizen automatically through this path.

Can you be naturalized through parents?

A child can, under certain circumstances, derive U.S. citizenship automatically through the naturalization of a parent.

How do I get a Certificate of naturalization for my child?

Applying for the Certificate of Citizenship (N-600)

If you are the U.S. citizen parent of a minor child, you can help your child get a certificate of citizenship. You need to fill out and file Form N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship. If your child is over 18, they need to sign the form themselves.

How do I get a copy of my naturalization certificate online?

You can apply for a copy of the naturalization certificate by filing Form N-565 with the USCIS. You can use our online form preparation service to correctly prepare your Form N-565 and also get personalized filing instructions.

How do I get a copy of my naturalization certificate?

Answer: If you need a Certificate of Naturalization, you may request a replacement by filing form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document. You may request Form N-565 by calling the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Forms Line (800) 870-3676 or download via link.

Which parent determines the nationality of a child?

There are two general ways to obtain citizenship through U.S. citizen parents: at birth, and after birth but before the age of 18. Congress has enacted laws that determine how citizenship is conveyed by a U.S. citizen parent (or parents) to children born outside of the United States.

Is my child entitled to U.S. citizenship?

For your child to automatically become a citizen when you did, your naturalization would have had to occur before his/her 18th birthday. If your child has had a green card for at least 5 years and is over 18, he/she may be eligible to apply for naturalization on his/her own by completing the N-400 application.

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