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Naturalization Information

Naturalization Frequently Asked Questions

Naturalization Ceremonies

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana typically holds two Naturalization ceremonies per month.  Ceremonies may be held at the Indiana War Memorial (located at 55 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204) or at other locations.

It is important to note that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) holds many additional Naturalization ceremonies that do not involve the Court.  If you have a question about your ceremony, please call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 or visit the USCIS Contact Center website at:    

Time and Duration

The USCIS mails citizen candidates a form “N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony” informing them of the details regarding their scheduled ceremony. It is important to follow all directions on the form including arrival time. Limited seating is available for family members and visitors on a first come/first serve basis.*  Check-in time and Oath Ceremony time can possibly last up to two hours, please keep this in mind when considering bringing small children. 


Public parking is NOT available at the United States Courthouse or at the Indiana War Memorial. Several parking garages are located nearby. Parking meters are available within walking distance (please check the meter instructions; parking before 9:00 A.M. is not allowed at some meters).

If You Cannot Attend

Please do NOT contact the United States District Court if you cannot attend the ceremony. You must return the N-445 Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony  to the USCIS, Indianapolis Field Division, 1099 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, with a letter explaining the need to cancel. USCIS will then reschedule your Naturalization ceremony for a later date.  If you have questions, please call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 or visit the USCIS Contact Center website at: