No. You apply for a U.S. passport with the U.S. Department of State using the certificate of naturalization issued by the USCIS.
FAQs about the Naturalization (U.S. Citizenship) Interview
How do I enter the U.S. after I become a U.S. citizen?
You can present either a valid U.S. or a certificate of naturalization.
What if I lost my certificate of naturalization?
You are not required to reapply. However, you must file an application to replace the lost certificate of naturalization.
For how long is the certificate of naturalization (U.S. citizenship) valid?
If the application for naturalization (U.S. citizenship) is approved am I then a U.S. citizen?
No. Assuming that the application for naturalization (U.S. citizenship) is approved, you must then publicly swear allegiance to the U.S. and renounce allegiance to other sovereigns. Upon taking the oath of allegiance the USCIS will issue you a certificate of naturalization (U.S. citizenship) and you will then relinquish your resident card.
Can I reapply if the application for naturalization (U.S. citizenship) is denied?
Yes. However, you will be required to submit a new application and filing fee.
What happens if the application for naturalization (U.S. citizenship) is denied?
You will retain your conditional or permanent residence status and, depending on the reason for denial, you can request a hearing before a USCIS officer.
What happens if I fail the U.S. government and history test given at the interview?
You will be rescheduled for a second interview and provided another opportunity to pass the test of U.S. government and history.
What happens at the naturalization (U.S. citizenship) interview?
At the interview, the USCIS officer will verify that all biographic information in the application is current and that the required documentation has been provided. Second, the USCIS officer will confirm that you are a person of good moral character. Third, the USCIS officer will test your knowledge of U.S. government and history and English…. Read More
Why would the USCIS deny a permanent residence application?
The USCIS might deny a permanent residence application a variety of reasons. From an administrative perspective, permanent residence applications can be denied for failing to present requested documents, a divorce decree for example; fraudulently completing documents, criminal history or failing to provide adequate evidence of ability to financially support the foreign spouse. From a relationship… Read More