United States Courts
Western district of Missouri
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.
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.
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.
Cameras are only allowed in the courtroom during naturalization ceremonies.
All naturalization records of persons naturalized in this court prior to 1995 are stored at and are available through:
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Central Plains Region
17501 W. 98th Street Suite 47-48
Lenexa, Kansas 66219
Basic information regarding records of naturalizations since 1995 may be obtained by contacting the Clerk's Office.
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.