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Naturalization Information

For information on becoming a naturalized citizen visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web site: http://www.uscis.gov


You must arrive at the location of your ceremony at the date and time listed in the notification letter sent to you by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service agency.

Petitioners must check-in and review paper work with the USCIS representatives prior to the start of the actual naturalization ceremony presided over by the court.

Court ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom of the 23rd floor of the Richard B. Russell Federal Courthouse.

The Court hosts the ceremonies only. Scheduling, with regard to who is placed on a ceremony, is done by Citizenship & Immigration services. Therefore, do not send requests for scheduling a new date or notices that you cannot appear to the United States District Court. If you are unable to appear for your scheduled ceremony, please send written notice to:

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

Court Naturalization Schedule for 2015:

      February 20, 2015
      March 13, 2015 - Ceremony to take place in the Rome Division
      April 10, 2015
      May 15, 2015 - Ceremony to take place in the Gainesville Division
      June 12, 2015
      August 14, 2015
      September 11, 2015 - Ceremony to take place in the Rome Division
      September 25, 2015
      October 16, 2015
      November 13, 2015 - Ceremony to take place in the Newnan Division
      December 4, 2015

Contact Info

For information regarding Naturalization Ceremonies or a replacement Name Change Petition, contact the Jury & Naturalization Office at 404-215-1640.

The only Naturalization information stored at the Richard B. Russell Federal Courthouse are Name Change Petitions held from 1992 to present. Not all new citizens complete name change petitions.

To obtain a copy of a name change petition (1992 to present), you can either visit the Jury & Naturalization Office, 75 Spring St., SW, Room 2295, Atlanta, GA 30303 or request the name change petition in writing. Each certified copy of a name change petition costs $11.00 for the certification and $.50 for the copy. If you are mailing your payment, only a Cashier's Check or a U.S. Postal Money order (made out to "Clerk, U.S. District Court") will be accepted. Call first to verify that a name change petition exists for the Naturalized Citizen in question.

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

Replacement Certificates of Citizenship can only be obtained through the USCIS Office. Visit their website at www.uscis.gov and download form N565.