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Naturalization Information

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.

2024 Naturalization Ceremonies Scheduled for the Northern District of West Virginia:
Martinsburg:    May 3, 2024
                           October 25, 2024
Clarksburg:       June 28, 2024
Elkins:               August 9, 2024

Wheeling:         November 15, 2024

Naturalization Ceremony Photographs


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.