New citizens take the oath of citizenship during naturalization ceremonies. They are held in courtroom "A" of the Historic Courthouse, located at King and Duke Streets. Visitors should enter in the New Courthouse on Duke Street and proceed to the third floor. The official ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Priority seating is given to guests and family members of the participants.

For more information on becoming a United States Citizen, please contact the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office. 

National Customer Service Center: 1-800-375-5283
TDD for the Hearing Impaired: 1-800-767-1833

Upcoming Naturalization Ceremony Dates

November 20, 2015
April 15, 2016
June 17, 2016
September 16, 2016
November 18, 2016
Oath of Allegiance
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen;
that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same;
that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law;
that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by law;
that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by law;
and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion.
So help me God.
Sample Program