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Linde:
I am still not sure whether I want to spend that many to change the certificate of naturalization.  I have the US pass port coming in my new name and gender, I have my Eu passport in my new name and gender, and currently working on to get my German birth certificate changed.
I have Social Security and medicare in my new name and gender, and really wonder how important that certificate is for me!

This is the only document that is left that does not reflect my new name and gender.  i am a citizen for 20 year now, and i have never ever been asked to present this certificate.  What is it's actual value?
I would not need any attorney to help me filling out the application for change.  I did my entire naturalization without any lawyer, as well as all the other change forms, but I question whether it is worth to spend all that money for something that is more or less decorative only?

AllieSF:
Linde,

I didn't know that you were already a citizen.  I would keep the original just in case for whatever reason some power in authority needs backup documentation, and I am not even sure it ever will be requested. 

I wouldn't spend the money either.  However, on a side note after my ex-wife's husband died a couple of years ago, she needed a lot of old documentation on him, his first wife and herself when applying for VA benefits.  Fortunately, the VA understands about lost or unknown records, like her husband's previous marriage license and divorce court orders, which no one, not even a lawyer could find.  She was trying to be included on his benefits and needed to prove what had happened in marriage, divorce and remarriage was real.  For what its worth.

Dena:
The one reason I decided to update my birth certificate and probably why you might want to update your naturalization certificate is Real ID. They are in the process of updating driver licenses to be federal government ID like a passport and when they switch you from regular ID to Real ID they may want to see all the paper work. I was a little nervous that they might switch my drivers license to match my birth certificate if I didn't get it update. If your Drivers license is Real ID comparable, you probably don't have a problem and you don't need to worry about updating all your papers.

Linde:

--- Quote from: AllieSF on July 26, 2019, 09:37:53 pm ---Linde,

I didn't know that you were already a citizen.  I would keep the original just in case for whatever reason some power in authority needs backup documentation, and I am not even sure it ever will be requested. 

I wouldn't spend the money either. 

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I will hang on to the original certificate, but for me to be able to prove that I am a citizen, I have my US passport, for the case the question would ever come up.
I became a citizen way back when, because I needed security clearance for working on some military research projects (the military personnel needs to be healthy, too)

@ Dena
I am also the holder of a real ID, first as a guy, and now with my new name and gender.  When I got my first real ID, they just wanted to see my US passport, and now for the name and gender stuff, they just wanted to se the judgement and the typical physician and therapist letters, but no passport anymore.  I don't know if they could look into my security clearance stuff, and if that was enough of an insurance for everything?

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