Naturalization is the process of a person born outside of the United States but becomes a citizen of the US. Click here for eligibility standards and more information.
If you are a naturalized citizen of the US and need to authenticate your Certificate of Naturalization, we can help.
There are two steps to this process:
- You will need to obtain a Certified True Copy of your certificate from the USCIS.
- You will need to obtain authentication from the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC.
Let’s walk through these two steps.
Getting your Certificate Certified
The USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) is the department to certify your naturalization. You will need to make an appointment to see an officer in person. You must specify you need a Certified True Copy (use those words). For your appointment, be sure to bring:
- Naturalization Certificate
- A copy of your Certificate (either black and white or a color copy)
- A picture ID (such as your passport or driver’s license)
Some stipulations are that the Certificate must be less than 20 years old and all signatures must be legible and authenticated.
An officer will review all documents. Once they confirmed your identity and naturalized status, they will give you a Certified True Copy. This is also called the G-24 Form.
Getting the Apostille or Authentication
Once you have a Certified True Copy of your Naturalization Certificate, we can help you authenticate it for other governments or embassies.
The USCIS cannot work with the US Department of State to have this authenticated for you… but we can.
Simply fill out the Order Form here and mail us the certified certificate. We have worked with the US Department of State and just about every country’s embassy. We will review your order and all documents for FREE before giving you a price quote and completion timeframe. This allows you to fix any errors rather than have the request rejected.
See… much easier than trying to do this on your own.
We also provide certified translation of the Certificate and the authentication. There is no need to resend everything to someone else – causing a delay.
We are available 7 days a week to answer your questions. Please Contact Us here, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to working with you.