Naturalization Ceremonies

The United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri has retained exclusive jurisdiction to conduct naturalization ceremonies for applicants seeking citizenship. The ceremonies are presided over by a United States District Judge, Magistrate Judge, or Bankruptcy Judge and are primarily held in the Kansas City courthouse.

Naturalization Procedure

The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) should be contacted directly for procedures on becoming naturalized. Visit the US Citizenship and Immigration Service website, www.uscis.gov, for answers to common questions, copies of forms, and general information about the US Citizenship and Immigration Service. Applicants seeking citizenship will receive their ceremony date and time from the US Citizenship and Immigration Service.

Ceremony Dates

Held in the Kansas City, Missouri courthouse at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day, unless otherwise noted:

Dates are subject to change. Please contact the courthouse to verify ceremony information.

Photographs and Camera Use

Cameras are only allowed in the courtroom during naturalization ceremonies.

Naturalization Records

Naturalization records of persons naturalized in this court are stored according to date and may be obtained by contacting the agency listed below:


Lost Certificate

If you wish to replace a lost Certificate of Naturalization, you must complete form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization Citizenship Document, and pay the appropriate fee. The form and additional filing information is available at http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/n-565.htm.