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Naturalization Information

Naturalization Frequently Asked Questions

 

NOTICE: JULY 1 Naturalization Ceremony at Benjamin Harrision Presidential Site 

Guests Status for this ceremony updated to: GUESTS PERMITTED

Citizenship candidates will be seated separately from guests. Parents of young children, if you are the citizenship candidate, please make sure another adult is present to sit with your children during the ceremony.

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Ceremony details: 

July 1, 2022 at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
1230 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, Indiana 

Check-in and final interview with USCIS - 9am
Ceremony starts at - 10am 

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Free Parking Options:

1. The University Club of Indianapolis, 970 N. Delaware St. 
2. The Indianapolis Propylaeum, 1410 N. Delaware St.
3. Kemper House, 1028 N. Delaware St.
4. McGowan Hall - 1305 N. Delaware St.
5. Street Parking along Delaware Street and adjacent streets

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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: www.uscis.gov/contactcenter.    

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. 

Parking

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: www.uscis.gov/contactcenter