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Help! Didn't get naturalization certificate back from DOS

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On 1/16, I applied for a passport through USPS, sending off the original naturalization certificate, regular cheapest service (non-expedited). I got the passport on 1/30, so in just about two weeks! Naturalization certificate never made it back. I called DOS twice. First time was told that it was sent on 1/28 and to keep waiting a few more days, then I waited and called again - second time they took down my phone number and address and was told someone from the "passport agency" would call me back. Thought I was calling the passport agency but I guess not. Obviously no one has called me. Anywho, it didn't show up on USPS's informed delivery emails and it doesn't seem that these ever get tracking so... what are my options here? I have a feeling neither USPS, DOS, nor USCIS would care that this wasn't my fault so, does it really come down to me paying over $500 for a new one? I know I don't technically need it since I do have the passport but still, kinda want it back 🙄

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Hi Jell

On 2/20/2019 at 3:49 AM, jellybean123 said:

I thought about that but they haven't been too helpful in the past with other immigration issues, I guess it's worth a shot though. If anyone has any other out-of-the-box ideas, please do share.

Did you get your naturalization certificate ?   

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On 2/20/2019 at 1:08 AM, jellybean123 said:

On 1/16, I applied for a passport through USPS, sending off the original naturalization certificate, regular cheapest service (non-expedited). I got the passport on 1/30, so in just about two weeks! Naturalization certificate never made it back. I called DOS twice. First time was told that it was sent on 1/28 and to keep waiting a few more days, then I waited and called again - second time they took down my phone number and address and was told someone from the "passport agency" would call me back. Thought I was calling the passport agency but I guess not. Obviously no one has called me. Anywho, it didn't show up on USPS's informed delivery emails and it doesn't seem that these ever get tracking so... what are my options here? I have a feeling neither USPS, DOS, nor USCIS would care that this wasn't my fault so, does it really come down to me paying over $500 for a new one? I know I don't technically need it since I do have the passport but still, kinda want it back 🙄

Did you get it back?


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