Monday, July 1, 2013

USCIS Redesigns Replacement Citizenship and Naturalization Certificates

USCIS announced today, July 1, 2013, that it has begun issuing redesigned certificates for citizenship and naturalization to individuals who request replacements.  The replacement certificate incorporates state-of-the-art technology and new and more secure printing processes to prevent tampering.  Although the look and feel of the documents is new, the process for applying for and receiving them will not change.  Previously issued certificates will also remain valid. 

The redesign of the certificates is part of an on-going, increased effort to deter counterfeiting, prevent tampering, and facilitate quick and accurate authentication of government-issued immigration documents.  Since 2010, USCIS has redesigned the Certification of Naturalization (Form N-550), Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560), and Employment Authorization Document (Form-165) as well. 

For more information on the replacement certificates, please visit USCIS’s website

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