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Citizenship Ceremonies - Naturalization Information

The United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia is honored to take part in the naturalization process.

Naturalization is the process by which United States citizenship is conferred upon a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The bureau of U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes all naturalization applications.  Once the application has been processed, a list of the candidates selected to be naturalized is provided to the court.

The court is not involved in any other immigration processes.   For all information on immigration and naturalization issues, to include scheduling a new date if you are unable to appear for your scheduled ceremony, please visit the www.uscis.gov or call 1-800-375-5283.

Naturalization ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia are held in the courthouses of Abingdon, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg and Roanoke.  *Additional ceremonies are held at Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial, Museum of American Frontier Culture, and Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, primary author of the Declaration of Independence.



Court Naturalization Schedule for 2014

ABINGDON DIVISION
April 4, 2014
August 14, 2014
December 5, 2014
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CHARLOTTESVILLE DIVISION
January 13, 2014
May 9, 2014
May 23, 2014
July 4, 2014
August 8, 2014
September 12, 2014
October 3, 2014
November 14, 2014
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*Monticello - Home of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville, Virginia
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HARRISONBURG DIVSION
February 6, 2014
March 10, 2014
April 17, 2014
May 12, 2014
June 19, 2014
July 14, 2014
September 17, 2014
October 16, 2014
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*Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton, Virginia
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LYNCHBURG DIVISION
March 13, 2014
April 10, 2014
May 9, 2014
June 12, 2014
August 13, 2014
November 6, 2014
December 4, 2014
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*Patrick Henry National Memorial, Red Hill, Virginia
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ROANOKE DIVISION
January 24, 2014
March 31, 2014
April 11, 2014
April 25, 2014
May 29, 2014
June 27, 2014
July 18, 2014
August 22, 2014
September 11, 2014
October 10, 2014
October 31, 2014
November 14, 2014
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You must arrive at the location of your ceremony at the date and time listed in the notification letter sent to you by the USCIS.  Upon entering the courthouse, everyone is required to pass through a security screening.  Please allow extra time for the screening process.

Court ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. except for the ceremony held at Monticello scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.  Petitioners should report early to check-in, complete paperwork and review completed paperwork with the USCIS Officers.   A petitioner who is not fluent in English, but who is age 55 or older and has a U.S. permanent residency status of more that 20 years, may be accompanied by someone who can interpret in the petitioner's native language.

For directions and additional information about the location of your ceremony, please click on the appropriate link:

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Everyone is expected comply with court rules.  Please remain quiet during the proceedings and stand when the judge enters or leaves the courtroom.

This is an important day for all the petitioners and their families.  We invite you to come and take part in this uniquely American experience.