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Petition for Name Change Apostille

When you became a naturalized citizen of the United States, did you alter your name? Is it necessary to apostille your Petition for Name Change in order to verify that you are the same person as your birth certificate and/or foreign passport indicate? Is it necessary to apostille your Certificate of Naturalization as well?

A two-step method is used to authenticate a Petition for Name Change. Before you may deliver your document to the US Department of State for an apostille, it must first go via the US Department of Justice. Two to three weeks is the current processing time on average.

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