Establishing names on the citizenship certificate

Note: Certificates issued before January 15, 1996, may show two names. As of January 15, 1996, certificates show one full name only.

Naming procedures

Refer to the following procedures on how a citizenship candidate’s name should appear on a citizenship certificate:

Background procedural information

Refer to the following information on how a citizenship candidate’s name should appear on a citizenship certificate prior to January 1, 2013:

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