It would have made sense if she brought you in as a green card holder as a result of you not qualifying for citizenship at birth (or she because she was unable to provide the necessary evidence), and then filed for your citizenship papers. If you got a certificate of citizenship from that sequence of events, N-565 is what would be filed to obtain a replacement.
Originally Posted by adan_8816
But if what you got is a Report of Consular Birth Abroad, you would file FS-240 for that.
Have you ever possessed a US passport?
Ask your mother if you had a green card as a child, before you got citizenship papers. Also ask if she reported your birth to the US embassy in Mexico within the first year after you were born.
yes she is still alive, but I can never get any straight answers I don't really know that everything was done accordingly......
It's one thing if the military won't help you get a new certificate... but have you tried to get them to at least provide a copy of the certificate they had for you? While the copy won't be good enough for your driver's license, it will help you with applying for a new certificate.
Last edited by Jackolantern; 26th May 2011 at 12:30 AM.
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