Naturalization

For information on becoming a naturalized United States citizen, visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) web site at: http://www.uscis.gov.

The Court hosts Naturalization Ceremonies on behalf of the USCIS.  When visiting the Courthouse, you must bring a Government picture identification (ID) and be prepared to show it upon entering. It is standard policy that cellular phones and other electronic devices with cameras are not allowed beyond the security checkpoints. However, cameras are allowed for Naturalization Ceremonies only.  For scheduling or additional information, please contact:

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Agency
2150 Parklake Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30345

1-800-375-5283

Court Naturalization Schedule:

Unless noted below, ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom (Room 2306) on the 23rd floor of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.

You must arrive at the courthouse on the date and time listed in the notification letter sent to you by the USCIS. Petitioners must check-in and review paperwork with the USCIS representatives prior to the start of the ceremony.

For 2018, the Naturalization Ceremonies hosted by the Court are:

      February 09, 2018
      March 16, 2018 - Ceremony to take place in the Rome Division
      April 13, 2018
      May 11, 2018 - Ceremony to take place in the Gainesville Division
      June 08, 2018
      August 10, 2018
      September 07, 2018 - Ceremony to take place in the Rome Division
      September 21, 2018
      October 12, 2018
      November 16, 2018 - Ceremony to take place in the Newnan Division
      December 14, 2018

 

Copy of Certificate of Citizenship

Copies of your Certificates of Citizenship can be obtained through the USCIS.  Visit their website at www.uscis.gov and download form N565, and follow their instructions.

Copy of Name Change Petition

For information on obtaining a copy of your Name Change Petition, contact the Jury and Naturalization Office at 404-215-1640.

After the office confirms that there is a name change petition on file for you, you may obtain a copy in person or request one by mail.  The cost is $11.50 for each certified copy.

To request a copy by mail, you must include payment by U.S. Postal Service money order or cashier's check made payable to "Clerk, U.S. District Court." Mail the request and payment to:  

      United States District Court
      Naturalization Office
      Room 2295
      75 Ted Turner Drive, S.W.
      Atlanta, GA  30303

To request a copy in person, you must go to the Clerk's Office intake counter on the 22nd floor of the Richard B. Russell Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse.  When paying in person, you may pay with a credit card or cash (exact change only), in addition to a money order or cashier's check.

For copies of name change petitions dated prior to 1992 contact:

      National Archives and Records Administration:
      5780 Jonesboro Road
      Morrow, GA 30260
      Phone: 770-968-2100
      Fax: 770-968-2547