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OI 338 Certificate of naturalization.
Surrender of Form I-151, and entry
Change in petitioner's name, marital
status, or personal description
Correction of certificate
OI 338.1 Surrender of Form I-151, and entry documents.
Form I-151 shall be surrendered at the final hearing to the Service officer in attendance. The clerk of court shall be immediately notified by the Service officer to withhold delivery of a certificate of naturalization for failure to surrender Form I-151, unless the record of the preliminary examination shows that petitioner has satisfactorily shown loss or destruction thereof, or the Service officer in attendance is satisfied that the Form I-151 exhibited at the preliminary examination has since been los
t or destroyed, and so endorses the administrative record. Delivery of the certificate of naturalization shall not be withheld for failure to surrender other existing entry documents, but the Service officer in attendance shall instruct the naturalized person to nevertheless submit such documents to the Service for retention.
The procedure regarding the safeguarding and accounting of surrendered Forms I-151 set forth in AM 2482.05(o) shall be followed.
OI 338.2 Change in petitioner's name, marital status, or personal description.
When a change in the petitioner's name, marital status, or personal description occurs between the date of filing the naturalization petition and the final hearing, the officer attending the final hearing shall notify the clerk of court on Form N-338 thereof for use in preparing the naturalization certificate. A duplicate copy of Form N-338 shall be placed in the petitioner's file.
OI 338.3 Correction of certificate.
When an application for correction of a certificate is approved, every effort shall be made to have the clerk of court make the correction on the certificate to minimize issuance of a new certificate and necessary cross indexing. The issuance of a new certificate shall be authorized only when the district director is satisfied that the correction has resulted or will result in a mutilation which will make the issuance of a new certificate necessary.