Q: How long does the Naturalization ceremony take?

A: Approximately two hours from the arrival time specified on the documents you received from U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.  You will be required to meet with the Examiners prior to the start of the actual ceremony.  Once the ceremony begins, it lasts approximately one hour depending on the number of new citizens being naturalized.

Q: Can I bring guests to attend the ceremony?

A: At this time, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is not allowing for any guests to attend an indoor ceremony with a candidate, unless the candidate is required to have an interpreter or needs physical assistance.

Q: I am attending a Naturalization Ceremony in Kingston. Where can I park?

A: There are several parking options in uptown Kingston:  Courthouse parking lot, 285 Wall Street; Ulster County Office Building parking lot, corner of Main and Fair Streets (paid parking); Metered on-street parking throughout uptown Kingston; Metered municipal parking lots on North Front Street; Kingston Plaza parking lot, 151 Plaza Road.  

Q: I'm scheduled to be naturalized at an upcoming ceremony and have a question or concern. Who should I contact?

A: Please contact U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services.  For frequently asked questions, please visit their website at https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/naturalization-ceremonies.

Q: If I want to start the Naturalization process, who do I contact?

A: Please contact U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services at https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization.