My wife's parents have taken her passport and naturalization certificate and we are planning to apply for a replacement copy, since it is not as expensive as applying for a copy of the Naturalization certificate. We have a copy of her passport, can we use the copy to apply for a replacement?
Are any other documents required? Please advise.
Thank you all in advance for your advice.
Divorce / Separation Lawyer
Is it not possible to get those important papers back from your wife's parents?
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Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney
You will likely have to explain why you want replacements. Saying that your wife's parents have the original documents is not likely a good enough explanation and does sound suspect.
Whatever the procedure is or might be and the advice that might follow for passport replacement they will not come out of US immigration law. In fact, all you need is to go online and read the instructions. If you need to replace Certificate of Naturalization, it is an immigration law issue and again, all you need to do is read the instructions and follow.
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The most appropriate and safest route would be to replace the Naturalization Certificate even if that costs your money.
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