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  •  My wife (13+ / 0-)

    has one that looks very similar.  She was born in Japan.  Except this document is not accepted by the state of Georgia for driver's license renewal to prove citizenship after the state said they had to comply with the new "secure" driver's license requirements mandated by the federal government.

    Why isn't the naturalization certificate acceptable to prove citizenship?  Because it was issued by the court and not Department of Homeland Security.  See Ga. requirements:

    Valid, Unexpired US Passport - For more information, please go to www.travel.state.gov/passport/

    An original or certified copy of a US Birth Certificate/Amended Birth Certificate filed with the State Office of Vital Statistics or equivalent agency in the Applicant’s state of birth (including US Territories and the District of Columbia). “Keepsake” birth certificates issued by hospitals are not acceptable.•GA Residents, for more information use this link to GA Vital Records www.rover.ga.gov

    •Non-GA residents, for more information use this link to view list of other State's Vital Records contacts www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm

    Consular Report of Birth Abroad issued by the U.S Department of State, Form FS-240, DS-1350, or FS 545 - For more information, please go to www.travel.state.gov/law/family_issues/birth/birth_593.html

    Certificate of Naturalization issued by DHS, Form N-550 or N-570 - For more Information, please go to www.dhs.gov/xabout/gc_1186413412271.shtm

    Certificate of Citizenship, Form N-560 or N-561, issued by the DHS - For more information, please go to www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

    SSA Numident Record – Applicant’s date of birth must be prior to January 1, 1940

    Original US Military Discharge Papers – Applicant’s date of birth must be prior to January 1, 1940

    Solution when it comes time for renewal?  She can get a passport with the old document and use that to prove citizenship.  As you might imagine, Georgia's requirements are stringent not to comply with a new security mandate.  It's stringent to keep certain people from voting.

    If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball! - Rip Torn ("Dodgeball")

    by cka on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 12:10:07 PM PST

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