The United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma has retained jurisdiction to conduct Naturalization Ceremonies. A United States district judge, magistrate judge, or bankruptcy judge presides over the ceremony, administers the oath of allegiance to the applicants, and gives a naturalization certificate to each new citizen.
Friends and family of the applicants are welcome to attend. Those attending a ceremony at the courthouse must show a photo ID to enter the courthouse and will be subject to a security screening. Photography is generally prohibited in the federal courthouse; however, the Court has granted permission for photos during and after the ceremony. Public parking is not available at the courthouse; however, several parking garages and lots are located nearby.
Impact of Weather Conditions on Scheduled Naturalization Ceremonies - During the winter season particularly, it is possible that weather conditions may require the delay or cancellation of a scheduled Naturalization Ceremony. In the event of a delay or cancellation, Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) will notify naturalization candidates. The District Court also will provide a notice of the delay or cancellation on the court's website.
2020 Naturalization Ceremony Dates and Locations
Due to COVID-19, naturalization ceremonies will be closed to the public until further notice. Only new citizens will be allowed in the courtroom. Unless it is medically necessary to accompany a new citizen, all family and friends are asked to stay home. Ceremonies begin at 11:00 AM unless otherwise noted and typically last for about an hour.
|Wednesday, January 8, 2020||Page Belcher Federal Courthouse|
|Wednesday, February 12, 2020||Page Belcher Federal Courthouse|
|Wednesday, March 11, 2020||Booker T. Washington High School|
|Wednesday, April 8, 2020||Bishop Kelley High School|
|Wednesday, May 13, 2020||George F. Boevers Elementary School|
|Wednesday, June 10, 2020||Gilcrease Museum|
|Wednesday, July 8, 2020||Page Belcher Federal Courthouse|
|Wednesday, August 12, 2020||Page Belcher Federal Courthouse|
|Wednesday, September 9, 2020||Page Belcher Federal Courthouse|
|Wednesday, October 14, 2020||Page Belcher Federal Courthouse|
|Tuesday, November 10, 2020||Page Belcher Federal Courthouse|
Schools or organizations interested in hosting a Naturalization Ceremony should review the Court's check list.
- A Guide to Naturalization
- Becoming a U.S. Citizen - Video
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Immigration and Nationality Act
- Name Changes
- Naturalization Records Replacement
- Obtaining a Passport
- Online Detainee Locator System
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Website