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Naturalization Ceremonies

The United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia has retained jurisdiction to conduct naturalization ceremonies for applicants seeking citizenship. Naturalization ceremonies are held each year in different points of holding court within the Northern District of West Virginia, and are presided over by a United States District Judge. Family members are encouraged to attend, and the ceremonies may be photographed or broadcast from the courtroom.

2020 Naturalization Ceremonies Scheduled for the Northern District of West Virginia:
Martinsburg:   February 28, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
                          April 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The April 24th Naturalization Ceremony in Martinsburg, is postponed due to COVID-19. 
                          October 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Clarksburg:       June 12, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.
Elkins:               August 7, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Wheeling:         November 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.


U. S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) should be contacted directly for procedures on becoming naturalized. Visit the USCIS website at or call 1-800-375-5283 for answers to common questions, copies of forms, and general information about USCIS. Applicants seeking citizenship will receive the ceremony date and time from USCIS.

Lost Certificate

If you wish to replace a lost Certificate of Naturalization, you must complete Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization Citizenship Document, and pay the appropriate fee. The form and additional filing information is available at the USCIS website at or call 1-800-375-5283.