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Naturalization

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 or wait outside the courthouse.

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.  Ceremonies begin at 11:00 AM unless otherwise noted and typically last for about an hour.

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 cancelation on the court's website.

           

Ceremony Schedule      A Guide to Naturalization
Hosting a Ceremony            Immigration and Nationality Act
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)  Online Detainee Locator System
Name Changes         USCIS Website
Records Replacement     
Obtaining a Passport