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.
Please see our Calendar of Events for the next ceremony date and time.
At this time, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is only allowing one guest per candidate to attend an indoor ceremony, unless the candidate is required to have an interpreter or needs physical assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Naturalization Ceremony
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.