Today, January 22, 2018, four USCIS field offices and the Nebraska Service Center will participate in a 10-day pilot to give redesigned citizenship and naturalization certificates to U.S. citizens. The USCIS Tampa Field Office is one of the pilot’s participating offices.
The redesigned certificates are to discourage counterfeiting by using different graphics and fraud-resistant security features.
The process of applying for and receiving naturalization and citizenship certificates will not change. The newly designed certificates will be valid even if the new design is not continued past the pilot program. If the new design is accepted, USCIS will issue the new design nationwide sometime in the near future.
Previously issued certificates will remain valid as proof of citizenship or naturalization. Only lost or incorrect certificates need to be replaced.
If you have any questions regarding immigration, please feel free to call me, immigration attorney Shawn Mesa at (813) 679-5780.
Disclaimer: This information is provided as a public service and not intended to establish an attorney-client relationship. Any reliance on this information is taken at your own risk.