March 1, 2012, all
liquids and beverages are prohibited from being brought into any federal courthouse in the Southern District
of Indiana. Please click on the following link for further details -
Beverage Prohibition in Courthouses.
Ceremonies for the
Southern District of Indiana are held twice per month at the United
States Courthouse, 46 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Special
ceremonies may be held at other locations, as well.
Time and Duration
Ceremonies start at 10:00 A.M. (citizens will receive a letter which
states the time to appear at court -- usually one hour before the
ceremony begins. This is necessary in order for the Bureau of
Citizenship and Immigration Services staff to process final paperwork).
The average length of a ceremony is approximately two hours -- about one
hour is used to process paperwork, and another hour for the ceremony
Public parking is
NOT available at the United States Courthouse.
Several parking garages are located nearby. Parking meters are available
within walking distance, with a 2-hour time limit (please check
the meter instructions. Parking before 9:00 A.M. is not allowed at some
Maps, Directions, &
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Located on the northeast corner of the United States Courthouse, at
Pennsylvania and New York Streets.
If You Cannot Attend
NOT contact the United States District Court Clerk’s
Office if you cannot attend the ceremony. You must return the Notice of
Naturalization Oath Ceremony (Form N-445) to the Bureau of Citizenship
and Immigration Services, Gateway Plaza, Suite 400, 950 North Meridian
Street, Indianapolis IN 46204, with a letter explaining the need to
cancel. Immigration Services will then reschedule your Naturalization
Ceremony for a later date.