Can you look up Naturalization records?

You can request a search of USCIS’ comprehensive index to all granted naturalizations since 1906 by submitting a USCIS Genealogy Index Search Request.

What court issues Naturalization certificates in New York City?

Ceremony and Schedule. The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York is honored to take part in the process of Naturalization.

Where can I get a copy of my Naturalization papers?

Answer: If you need a Certificate of Naturalization, you may request a replacement by filing form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document. You may request Form N-565 by calling the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Forms Line (800) 870-3676 or download via link.

How do I find my Naturalization number?

The Certificate of Naturalization number is generally an 8-digit alpha numeric number located in the top right section of the document. The certificate number, also known as a C-file number, is printed in red on all certificates issued since September 27, 1906.

Where can I find US naturalization records?

Naturalization records from state or local courts are often at state archives or county historical societies. Naturalization records dated October 1991 and after were created by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and are now with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Which court issued my naturalization certificate?

Certificates of citizenship were issued by the Federal courts until October 1991 when naturalization became an administrative function under the INS. All INS records are now overseen by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Are naturalization records on Ancestry?

Generally speaking, most pre-1906 naturalization papers contain little information of biographical or genealogical value. In the absence of standardized naturalization forms, federal, state, county, and other minor courts of record created their own naturalization documents, which varied greatly in format.

Are Immigration records public?

The USCIS arrival records and A-Files are available through the USCIS Freedom of Information Act Program (FOIA).

What are the courts of naturalization in New York?

(In New York the sole court meeting this definition is the Supreme Court.) Under the 1906 act the U.S. Bureau of Immigration & Naturalization, later the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS), examined petitions for naturalization and provided standard forms to courts performing naturalizations.

Where can I find a naturalization record in New York?

Because an alien could naturalize in any court of record, naturalization indexes and records are found in courts that performed naturalizations. For New York, these courts include county, city, district, circuit, superior, marine, common pleas, and supreme.

When did New York pass the law of naturalization?

The New York State Constitution of 1777 (Art. 42) authorized the Legislature to naturalize aliens. A few legislative acts of naturalization were passed between 1782 and 1789. They are found in Laws of the State of New York [1777- 1800], 4 vols. (Albany: 1886-87).

What is the index to the naturalization petitions of New York?

M1164: Index to the Naturalization Petitions of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1865-1957 M1674: Soundex Index to Petitions for Naturalizations Filed in Federal, State, and Local Courts in New York City, 1792-1906