Seeking dual citizenship. I have GF 's original petition for citizenship and certification of citizenship from state of PA. I need a certified copy with apostille. How do I go about that?

I have GF' s original petition for citizenship and certification of citizenship from state of PA. I need the appropriate copy of both with apostille.  How do I go about obtaining them?

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    Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!

    If the naturalization took place in a Federal court, the declaration of intention (with accompanying certificate of arrival) and petition for naturalization will usually be in the National Archives facility serving the state in which the Federal court is located (https://www.archives.gov/research/court-records).

    Normally, the National Archives will not have a copy of the certificate of citizenship. Depending on the date of naturalization, there are two places where a copy of the certificate can appear:

    1) If the naturalization occurred September 27, 1906 - March 31, 1956, the certificate should appear within a Certificate File (C-File) that can be obtained through the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Genealogy Program (www.uscis.gov/genealogy).

    2) If the naturalization occurred April 1, 1956 - present, the certificate should appear within an Alien File (A-File) that can also be obtained through USCIS.

    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) does not have the authority to issue an apostille. We can only issue a certified copy of a document in our custody.

    You can obtain an apostille from the United States Department of State (DOS) for a fee. Please visit the DOS Office of Authentications website for more information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal-considerations/judicial/authentication-of-documents/office-of-authentications.html

    We hope this assists you with your research!

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