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Proof of Citizenship

Other documents for U.S. citizenship

Proof of U.S. Citizenship can be demonstrated by the following documents below. Military ID cards and social security numbers are NOT proof of citizenship.

Note: all documents must be original – no photocopies.

  • Fully valid, undamaged U.S. passport (may be expired).
  • A birth certificate that meets the following requirements:
    • Issued by the city, county, or state of birth.
    • Lists your full name, date of birth, and place of birth.
    • Lists your parent(s)’ full names.
    • Has the date filed with the registrar’s office (must be within one year of birth).
    • Has the registrar’s signature.
    • Has the seal of the issuing authority.
  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad(CRBA) or Certification of Birth.
  • Certificate of Naturalization.
  • Certificate of Citizenship.

If you cannot submit one of the above acceptable documents, or for more information, please see Citizenship Evidence.