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Naturalization Information

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. 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 and provides the Court with a list of the candidates selected to be naturalized in the Federal Court.

Currently, the selection consists of only those petitioners who have requested to:
•    participate in the Naturalization Ceremony and swear the oath of allegiance in a formal court proceeding.
•    change their names legally and have their new names appear on the Certificate of Naturalization.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service should be contacted directly for procedures on becoming naturalized.  Visit their website,, for answers to common questions, copies of forms, and general information about the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Naturalization ceremonies in the Northern District of Mississippi are usually held in the courthouses of Oxford, Aberdeen or Greenville.  The ceremonies are set when USCIS has enough applicants to hold a ceremony.  Applicants seeking citizenship are notified of their ceremony date and time by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.

For additional information regarding Naturalization Ceremonies in the Northern District of Mississippi contact Connie Armstrong at 662-234-1971.