USCIS to Issue Enhanced Naturalization Certificates

On October 26, 2010, USCIS announced issuance of enhanced naturalization certificates to newly naturalized United States citizens. The new certificates will achieve several USCIS objectives.

First, the re-designed certificates incorporate several features.  They will automatically embed a digitized photograph and signature, be printed using color shifting ink, and will use tamper-resistant technology enhancing their security.  Second, and as an additional benefit, the new certificates will use a production method that will be less labor intensive, and less prone to error.

In the next year, USCIS anticipates that more than 600,000 new US citizens will receive the new certificates.  USCIS expects to deploy this automated certificate production system through the agency by the end of the calendar year.