Oath Ceremony - What to Expect
The following guide is intended to provide guidance for approved naturalization applicants who will be attending their oath ceremony.
1. Check in at CeremonyAfter you arrive at the ceremony, check in the officer, who will then review your responses to Form N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony.
2. Return your Permanent Residency CardYou must return your Permanent Resident Card to USCIS when you check in for your naturalization ceremony. If your card was lost or stolen and you have established this with USCIS prior to the ceremony, you will not be required to return the card. You will no longer need your Permanent Resident Card because you will receive your Certificate of Naturalization after you take the Oath of Allegiance.
3. Take the Oath of AllegianceYou will take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony, which will officially complete the process of becoming a U.S. citizen. You will receive your Certificate of Naturalization after taking the Oath of Allegiance.
4. Receive the Naturalization CertificateYou should review your Certificate of Naturalization and notify USCIS of any errors before leaving the ceremony. At this point, you may use your Certificate as proof of your citizenship.