Prove Your Citizenship with a Certificate of Naturalization Apostille
Are you an American citizen through naturalization? If yes, the certificate of naturalization serves as your proof of citizenship. It applies to people over the age of 18 who become American citizens through naturalization.
When do you need a certificate of naturalization?
When traveling abroad, you will need to present this as your proof of identity. Moreover, to get a U.S. passport, you must show this vital record. This document comes in handy for people with dual citizenship transacting with foreign countries. Examples include:
- When adopting children,
- When getting married in foreign countries,
- When starting businesses abroad, and
- When seeking education or employment opportunities outside the U.S. etc.
In most cases, countries request that you provide them with a passport as proof of identity. But some may ask that you also include a birth certificate. Naturalized citizens do not hold U.S.-issued birth certificates. Thus, they must prove their citizenship through the certificate of naturalization.
Should you apostille your certificate of naturalization?
Yes, it’s the only way to prove your citizenship by authenticating your certificate of naturalization. Apostilles are document authentications that apply to countries that are party to the Hague Convention. If you’re traveling to a country not a party to this convention, you’ll need to get your document legalized. Luckily, we offer both apostille and legalization services.
However, you do not need to apostille the original document. Instead, you should obtain a true certified copy of your certificate of naturalization. With this, you can get a passport and an apostille without risking the loss of your original certificate.
How can you get a certificate of naturalization apostille?
It’s easy! Here’s what you do:
Step 1: Place an Order
Certificate of naturalization apostille services fall under the U.S. Department of State. We offer these services across 50 states, including the following regions:
- San Francisco
- Washington DC
- Los Angeles
- Long Beach
Go through our ordering process, choose your state, and fill in the required details. Also, select your preferred delivery period.
Step 2: Complete the Instructions
Our team will review your order and get back to you with an approximate timeline and required costs. You will then facilitate the payment and complete the ordering process. Please note that you must present a true certified copy of your certificate of naturalization. We will then submit this document to the U.S. Department of State to facilitate the federal apostille process.
Step 3: Receive Your Apostille
We deliver apostilles in as few as six days for standard orders and three or four days for rush orders. Within a week, you should have an apostille in your hands!