The Clerk’s Office can provide letters of verification on naturalization records for those who obtained certificates prior to October 1, 1991. Please send your request, along with a check to “Clerk, United States District Court” in the current fee amount (view fee schedule), to:

Clerk of Court
United States District Court
450 Golden Gate Avenue, Box 36060
San Francisco, CA 94102-3489


For information concerning naturalization certificates issued after October 1, 1991 or for information on naturalization ceremonies, visit the webpage for theUnited States Citizenship and Immigration Office (

The Clerk’s Office also maintains records of name change petitions processed prior to October 2004.

For further information contact:

San Francisco Records:Mark Romyn
San Jose Records:Betty Walton