Acceptable Proof of U.S. Citizenship for New Passport Applications
Evidence of United States citizenship is required when applying for a
passport. There are a variety of documents that can be used for this
purpose. Those that are recognized as primary evidence of citizenship
are listed below.
A certified birth certificate has a registrar's raised,
embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar's signature, and
the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office, which
must be within 1 year of your birth.
A Delayed Birth Certificate
filed more than one year after
your birth may be acceptable proof of citizenship based on the following conditions:
do NOT have any of the above documents as proof of citizenship, you can submit secondary evidence of citizenship.
- Listed the documentation used to create it and
- Signed by the attending physician or midwife, or, lists an affidavit
signed by the parents, or shows early public records.
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