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DOS Announces New Requirement for Passport Applications
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The Department of State (DOS) announced that an applicant's parent(s)' full name(s) must be listed on all certified birth certificates for them to be considered primary evidence of U.S. citizenship, regardless of the applicant’s age. Certified birth certificates without this information are not acceptable as evidence of citizenship. Applications submitted or accepted before April 1, 2011, are not affected.


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