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my son has lost his naturalization paper. I only have a copy

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my son has lost his naturalization paper. I only have a copy of it, a copy of his birth certificate in Russian and an expired passport. what can he do to get a new naturalization paper? he doesn't have a driver's license either. he only has an expired s. Carolina identification card from when he was 17 (he's 23) and had all of his papers. can you help?
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Your son can file form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Certificate. You will need to provide photocopies of the passport, birth certificate (translated) and naturalization document.


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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I don't have originals. I only have copies naturalization certificate and his birth certificate in Russian. Again copies. Will they accept those?


Yes, of course. If they only accepted originals, then there would be no reason for a person to apply for a replacement. Also, the instructions specifically say photocopies are fine. The USCIS does not want to risk losing originals.

The copies of all of these are fine. Make sure the birth certificate is translated.

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