What is citizenship and why does it matter?
In its strictest sense, citizenship is a legal status that means a person has a right to live in a state and that state cannot refuse them entry or deport them. Moreover, as well as a legal status, citizenship can also indicate a subjective feeling of identity and social relations of reciprocity and responsibility.
Can I lose my citizenship?
Once granted, citizenship is permanent and cannot be revoked for subsequent misdeeds. Naturalized citizens cannot lose their citizenship except in rare cases and quite limited circumstances: Your citizenship could be revoked if, within 5 years of naturalization, the U.S. government proved you joined a subversive group.
What happens if I lost my Certificate of Naturalization?
If your citizenship certificate is lost or stolen, you can get a replacement of the same by filing Form N-565 with the USCIS. which has been lost, mutilated, or destroyed. To seek a replacement for your lost citizenship certificate, you should prepare and mail the completed N-565 application to the USCIS.