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    Hello all:

    I changed my name at naturalization and at my oath ceremony I received 1 certified copy of the name change order.

    I am now in name change hell -- there are so many places to change my name and some of the places I have to mail in the official certified copy and they will hold on to it for a matter of weeks (and what a mess it would be if this golden copy got lost in processing/mail).

    Is there a way for me to purchase extra certified copies of the name change order? Has any of you done this? If so, please could you post the procedure and relevant addresses?

    Thanks very much, and good luck to you all!

    hi234
    Applying to NSC (St. Paul, MN is my local)
    Receipt Date: 08/15/2005
    Priority Date: 08/15/2005
    Notice Date: 08/26/2005
    Fingerprint Date: 10/05/2005
    Oath ceremony: 02/2006

  • #2
    i think it is possible...i dont know where you reside,but check this out..this is for king county.It is possible to get additional certified copies for 5$ a piece but i dont know how old this site is...
    http://www.metrokc.gov/kcdc/ncinfo.htm

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    • #3
      since i have applied for a name change too i just got curious and searched for extra certified copies at my county's website..it is available for 1.00$ each...
      just go to ur local court house and talk to them i guess price might vary...
      Last edited by query11; 21st May 2006, 03:05 AM.

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      • #4
        Is a certified copy different from a notarized copy?

        Does the certified copy of the name change document have to be from a local court?

        Doesn't USCIS give certified copies on request?

        hi234 - why do you call it "name change hell"? What is so hellish about it? Just need a few stamps and go down the list-right? Am I missing something?

        Thanks.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by backroady
          Is a certified copy different from a notarized copy?

          Does the certified copy of the name change document have to be from a local court?

          Doesn't USCIS give certified copies on request?
          >>>>court does ,it says on my local county website...i dont wanna get back to uscis and wait for another year?

          hi234 - why do you call it "name change hell"? What is so hellish about it? Just need a few stamps and go down the list-right? Am I missing something?

          Thanks.
          i have no idea i am new to this too,i think the court jut puts the court stamp on the copy of name change....
          however i dont know about the impending head aches,hope i dont get any...

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          • #6
            Local court can certify copies from naturalization court?

            Hi,

            is it possible to take the certified copy (single piece) that I received at the oath ceremony to the local court and ask them to give me more certified copies? I was thinking that the local court might say that they are no position to verify the records so I have to get it from naturalization court.

            So I was hoping someone had information on how to contact naturalization court to get more copies.

            backroady:
            Certified copy is different from notarized copy. I dont know the nuances, but I have seen financial institutions specifically say that nat copy wont do -- they need the cert copy.

            As to USCIS giving more copies on request -- I sure hope they do, that is what I am trying to learn from this thread.

            And name change hell... you can surely appreciate how many places your official name is registered and how each place has its own rules and procedures and required intensitiy of official documentation to register a change. I knew it would be a mess when I filed for a name change -- but knowing beforehand it will be tedious doesnt reduce the tedium surely!

            regards, hi234
            Last edited by hi234; 21st May 2006, 10:57 AM.
            Applying to NSC (St. Paul, MN is my local)
            Receipt Date: 08/15/2005
            Priority Date: 08/15/2005
            Notice Date: 08/26/2005
            Fingerprint Date: 10/05/2005
            Oath ceremony: 02/2006

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            • #7
              what was the process for ssn...did u mail them or go in there?

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              • #8
                i think your court house should have it by all means,or go to the courthouse where u got naturalized...i mean the judge before whom you had the name changed?

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                • #9
                  SS card

                  Originally posted by query11
                  what was the process for ssn...did u mail them or go in there?

                  There is a procudure detailed online:
                  http://www.ssa.gov/online/ss-5.html

                  It also requires the certified copy -- my lone copy is now at the passport office so I will have to wait to update social security when my passport comes back (hopefully with my cert cp).

                  hehehe... wish I had researched this more beforehand. But like much of my GC process I have done this in a half-assed way.
                  Applying to NSC (St. Paul, MN is my local)
                  Receipt Date: 08/15/2005
                  Priority Date: 08/15/2005
                  Notice Date: 08/26/2005
                  Fingerprint Date: 10/05/2005
                  Oath ceremony: 02/2006

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by query11
                    what was the process for ssn...did u mail them or go in there?
                    I went there in person with a new application for SS#

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