I just joined the forum to correct the misinformation about citizenship certificates!
If the OP was naturalized, they'd already have a Certificate of Naturalization.
If the OP was a minor who automatically became a citizen when one or both parents naturalized, they are not obligated to apply for a Certificate of Citizenship, although it's not a bad idea. If you do apply for a certificate, it's with USCIS, of course, not the SSA.
What the OP and/or parents neglected to do, was go in to SSA with the OP's new US passport or certificate, and apply to get OP's citizenship status changed in the SSA database. It's important to do this because, as the OP just discovered, the SSA record of citizenship is used for other purposes besides social security, e.g. FAFSA.
Last edited by weatherga; 02-15-2012 at 08:05 AM.