What are the key documents required for my child’s citizenship application?

If you would like to apply for a Certificate of Citizenship, you should file with the USCIS Office authorized to operate in the nearest area of your residence. You need to submit:

  • Form N-643, Application for Certificate of Citizenship
  • A $125 filing fee.

Note: Parents will not be required to submit any evidence that is already in the USCIS files, including translations of documents.

If your child has immigrated to the United States (has a Green Card) after a full and final adoption abroad, you should submit the following with the Form N-643:

  • Photographs of your child
  • Fee

If your child has immigrated to the United States (has a “green card”) to be adopted or re-adopted, you should submit the following with the Form N-643:

  • Photographs of your child
  • Fee
  • Evidence of a full and final adoption, and
  • Evidence of all legal name changes (if applicable)

After review of the application, the USCIS may ask you to submit additional documents to establish your child’s citizenship status.

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