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Naturalized USC petitioner.. does he need a copy of naturalized certificate?

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My husband (USC petitioner) was naturalized before the age of 18 when his parents became US citizen.  Apparently, you don't receive the naturalization certificate if you were naturalized before the age of 18 through your parents.   I have already submitted my AOS package with a copy of his US passport as a proof of US Citizen.   I was advised by a lawyer that it may be good to apply for his certificate of naturalization while I wait for the interview, and bring it to interview if I receive it on time.  She said this certificate application takes about 6 months or so and it would be a good supplementary document to have.  


Do you think it is really necessary to apply for this naturalization certificate to bring it to the interview?  It costs somewhere around $1000, lots of things to fill out and takes a while to receive.  I am not sure if this is absolutely needed as we have his US passport.  



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While it may be a good document to have, you have already submitted your AOS, and you can't add anything unless they send you an RFE. Worst case scenario, you get an RFE, and your case gets put in limbo until you submit the right documents.

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He wasn't naturalised; he became a US citizen under the Child Citizenship Act, which isn't the same thing. 


He could obtain a certificate of citizenship by filing an N-600, but the filing fee is $1,170 and it would probably take around 6 months to actually receive it, and an interview may be required. 


A valid US passport which doesn't indicate the bearer is a US national serves as perfectly adequate proof of US citizenship. 

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