Naturalization Ceremony

Naturalization Records

The Ulster County Clerk's Office houses naturalization records c. 1800-1992. A search of these records is available through our office. The fee is $5.00 for every two years searched.

You may also search Naturalization Records online. An index to citizenship records c. 1800-1992 is available, including Declarations of Intention, Oaths of Allegiance, Petitions, Affidavits and register entries regarding all applications for naturalization filed in Ulster County.

For more information about researching Naturalization records or to request a copy, please contact the Ulster County Clerk’s Archives online or by calling (845) 340-3415.


Naturalization Ceremony

The County Clerk’s Office plays an important role in the naturalizing of new citizens in Ulster County. Several times each year, Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack is honored with the role of administering the Oath of Allegiance to new citizens who then gain the rights and privileges afforded to most Americans by birth.

The ceremonies are very moving and emotional as personal goals of American citizenship are finally achieved and the new citizens are welcomed by their friends, families, elected representatives and public service agencies. These ceremonies are held at the Ulster County Courthouse, 285 Wall Street in Kingston, and are presided over by a Justice of the Supreme Court.

Please see our Calendar of Events for the next ceremony date and time. We invite you to attend and experience this momentous occasion in the lives of our family, friends, colleagues and neighbors. We also welcome school groups to attend and see firsthand the culmination of the citizenship process.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Naturalization Ceremony