(a) Whenever a Certificate of Naturalization has been delivered which does not conform to the facts shown on the application for naturalization, or a clerical error was made in preparing the certificate, an application for issuance of a corrected certificate, Form N-565, without fee, may be filed by the naturalized person. The application shall be filed at the Service office having jurisdiction over the place of residence of the applicant.
(b) If the certificate was originally issued by a clerk of court under a prior statute and the district director finds that a correction is justified and can be made without mutilating the certificate, he or she shall authorize the clerk of the issuing court, or his or her authorized deputy, on Form N-459, in duplicate, to make the necessary correction and to place a dated endorsement on the reverse of the certificate, over the clerk's or deputy's signature and the seal of the court, explaining the correction. The authorization shall be filed with the naturalization record of the court, the corrected certificate shall be returned to the naturalized person, and the duplicate Form N-459 shall be endorsed to show the date and nature of the correction and endorsement made, and then returned to the district director. No fee shall be charged the naturalized person for the correction. The district director shall forward the duplicate endorsed authorization to the official Service file.
(c) If the certificate was originally issued by the Service, and the district director finds that a correction was justified, the necessary correction shall be made to the certificate and a dated endorsement made on the reverse of the certificate, over the signature of the district director and the seal of the Department of Justice. A notation regarding the correction shall be placed on the Form N-565 which shall be forwarded to the Service file.
(d) When a correction made pursuant to paragraph (b) or (c) of this section would or does result in mutilation of a certificate, the district director shall issue a replacement certificate on Form N-570 and the surrendered certificate shall be destroyed.
(e) The correction will not be deemed to be justified where the naturalized person later alleges that the name or date of birth which the applicant stated to be his or her correct name or date of birth at the time of naturalization was not in fact his or her name or date of birth at the time of the naturalization.
[56 FR 50501, Oct. 7, 1991]
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