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I am currently filing an N-400 application for citizenship, but do not know the date my current spouse became a citizen, a required date needed to submit my application. We have been married since 1990. He became a citizen about 25 years ago. We do not remember the exact day and have since misplaced the paperwork. After a bit of research, I have found N-565, application for replacement naturalization/citizenship document, but with the cost of $555 it's a bit out of our budget. Is there any other way to obtain this information through public records or at a local court? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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He could make an Infopass appointment at your local office and ask the officer to look up his records in the system to see if they will give him that information. I have no idea whether they would be willing to do that or not, but short of filing the N-565 then I don't see any other option.


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12 minutes ago, Prochef32 said:

I am currently filing an N-400 application for citizenship, but do not know the date my current spouse became a citizen, a required date needed to submit my application. We have been married since 1990. He became a citizen about 25 years ago. We do not remember the exact day and have since misplaced the paperwork. After a bit of research, I have found N-565, application for replacement naturalization/citizenship document, but with the cost of $555 it's a bit out of our budget. Is there any other way to obtain this information through public records or at a local court? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

I think you are out of luck. USCIS does not make any of their records public and they have nothing to do with local courts. They're their own agency. You can try making an Infopass appointment but ultimately it's best to replace the certificate. It is too important to not have. You may need to hold off on your citizenship application so you can get the certificate first.

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19 minutes ago, Prochef32 said:

I am currently filing an N-400 application for citizenship, but do not know the date my current spouse became a citizen, a required date needed to submit my application. We have been married since 1990. He became a citizen about 25 years ago. We do not remember the exact day and have since misplaced the paperwork. After a bit of research, I have found N-565, application for replacement naturalization/citizenship document, but with the cost of $555 it's a bit out of our budget. Is there any other way to obtain this information through public records or at a local court? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Maybe in the certificate of Naturalization is the date,

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You can try a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request: https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/uscis-freedom-information-act-and-privacy-act

 

No idea what the current processing time is but usually a few months. At least it free or very cheap $15-$25 or something like that.

 

One other you can try is call the clerk of court at the court house where he was naturalized. No idea if they keep records that long or if they have anything to tell you at all. I am just trying to think of all the free things you can do. You just need to know the date to put on the N400 correct?

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