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Good Morning,

 

I need to get at least 2 certified copies of my naturalization certificate after my ceremony tomorrow for passport application and for my employer. The Tampa USCIS office is not currently accepting walk-ins or scheduling appointments, and I don't want to send the original off anywhere incase it gets lost.

 

Please can anyone advise how I go about obtaining one?

 

Thank-you :)

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6 minutes ago, tampa said:

Good Morning,

 

I need to get at least 2 certified copies of my naturalization certificate after my ceremony tomorrow for passport application and for my employer. The Tampa USCIS office is not currently accepting walk-ins or scheduling appointments, and I don't want to send the original off anywhere incase it gets lost.

 

Please can anyone advise how I go about obtaining one?

 

Thank-you :)

You must use your original naturalization for passport application.

https://www.uscis.gov/tools/how-do-i-customer-guides/how-do-i-guides-us-citizens/how-do-i-obtain-certified-true-copies-certificate-naturalization

 

 

 

Edited by nguoivietnam2019

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2 minutes ago, Mary&Rafa said:

You can get a notary public to certify the copies.

Notaries only certify signatures, not documents.......document certification is done at the originating source.

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Just now, missileman said:

Notaries generally only certify signatures, not documents.......document certification is done at the originating source.

At least in CA I was able to get copies of documents certified by a notary public. This might not be the case for your state.

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4 minutes ago, Mary&Rafa said:

At least in CA I was able to get copies of documents certified by a notary public. This might not be the case for your state.

No one, other than the issuing authority, can certify the authenticity of a document.  


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5 minutes ago, missileman said:

No one, other than the issuing authority, can certify the authenticity of a document.  

That's why I'm saying that I got the copies certified, not the original document. The notary public certifies that the copy is the exact copy of whichever document. 

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Just now, Mary&Rafa said:

That's why I'm saying that I got the copies certified, not the original document. The notary public certifies that the copy is the exact copy of whichever document. 

Agree.....the notary can certify a "true copy" of the original they have....may or may not be an authentic document.


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6 minutes ago, missileman said:

Agree.....the notary can certify a "true copy" of the original they have....may or may not be an authentic document.

And that's what I think the OP needs. His naturalization certificate is already certified, he just needs to make a copy and certify that copy.

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They accept a photocopy and the original for the passport. It's not that difficult to find (Google is your friend!):

https://www.uscis.gov/tools/how-do-i-customer-guides/how-do-i-guides-us-citizens/how-do-i-obtain-certified-true-copies-certificate-naturalization

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