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USCIS proposes revisions to Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document

  1. Date Announced

    Aug. 30, 2018

    USCIS seeks comment on proposed revisions to Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document. USCIS is updating Form N-565 to include the collection of biometric processing information: Ethnicity, race, height, weight, eye color, and hair color;. USCIS is also clarifying reasons for the application and providing more detailed instructions. For example, USCIS is standardizing the biometric services appointment language on forms to notify individuals that biometric information may be required. The Immigration Biometric and Background Check SORN is added as coverage. [ID #916]

    See Biden administration action below.

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  3. Subsequent Action

    October 21, 2019

    On 10/21/2019, OMB approved this information collection request (without change).

    Note: Although this information collection was approved by OMB, as of 8/27/21, the latest version of the N-565 available to the public on the USCIS website is the 6/13/2017 edition.

  4. Biden Administration Action

    April 22, 2021

    Table of Changes outlining proposed changes to Form N-565.

    Table of Changes Form N-565
  5. Biden Administration Action

    April 22, 2021

    This Biden administration policy proposes to revise the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On April 22, USCIS invited comment on proposed revisions to the Form N-565 approved under the Trump Administration. Comments are due June 21, 2021.

    N-565 Revision
  6. Biden Administration Action

    April 22, 2021

    Table of Changes outlining proposed changes to the Form N-565 Instructions.

    Table of Changes Instructions to Form N-565
  7. Biden Administration Action

    August 28, 2021

    On July 28, 2021, DHS published a notice of 30 additional days for public comment on the proposed revision of Form N-565. Comments are due August 27, 2021.

    Extension of Comment Period - Revision of a Currently Approved Collection: Application for Replacement Naturalization/ Citizenship Document

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