Response from USCIS Genealogy program

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Response from USCIS Genealogy program

Postby Drew927 » 04 Feb 2010, 05:04

I recieved this email when I requested a no record found.

February 2, 2010
Dear Sir/Madame:

Thank you for contacting the USCIS Genealogy Program. Your communication below indicates that you believe that your ancestor never became a naturalized U.S. citizen and that you want to request issuance of a Certification of Nonexistence of a Record of Naturalization.

Please note that the USCIS Genealogy Program does not process requests for a Certification of Nonexistence of a Record of Naturalization. In order for you to provide proof that your ancestor never became a United States citizen, you can request a Certification of Nonexistence of a Record of Naturalization.

Per the USCIS Genealogy Program web page at, in order to obtain a Certification of Nonexistence of a Record of Naturalization, you must forward a request to the USCIS Records Services Branch for an agency decision to issue a certification of non-existence. There are no fees for this service. But it is important that all such letters contain information to specifically identify the immigrant. For example, requests must contain the immigrant’s name (including all variants and aliases), date of birth, place of birth, and as much information as possible about when and where the immigrant arrived in or lived in the United States. Names of immediate immigrant relatives can also be helpful. In all cases the immigrant must be deceased. If the immigrant’s birth date is less than 100 years before the request date, requests for certification of non-existence must include a copy of the immigrant’s death certificate. Requests for this service must be forwarded in writing to:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
ATTN: Records Operations Branch
1200 First Street NE
Washington, D.C. 20529-2204

To obtain additional information for individuals that need documentary evidence of citizen or alien status to support a foreign application for dual citizenship, hit control and click to visit on the following link (or copy and paste it into your browser): ... 18190aRCRD

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Re: Response from USCIS Genealogy program

Postby johnnyonthespot » 04 Feb 2010, 09:45

Thanks for the very complete post, Drew. This will clear up a lot of questions concerning the "no Records Found" certification process.

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