My husband and I were scrambling to get ready for a cruise and I lost our citizenship documents. I now know they ended up in the trash. We went down to INS and applied for a replacement ( N- 565) which will take up to l year to get. We paid the $420.00 for both of us. We were able to get on the cruise with our other documents, however, we still need to get a passport. When we got back from the cruise, I searched the internet and found the National Archives where I can order certified copies of the lost ones($10.00 each). I was very upset that the INS did not tell us that. I was told that the certified copies work as good as new originals. I am hoping someone can tell me that I did not waste $420.00 and that I really do need an original replacement, not just a certified copy. I did order 2 certified copies which will come in 10 days, while I am waiting for the new original from INS. I hope this information will help others from making the same mistake.
No announcement yet.
I Lost My Original Citizenship PaperPage Title Module
Move Remove Collapse