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.
2020 CEREMONIES, PICTURES AND VIDEOS
2021 NATURALIZATION DATES
Dates, times and locations of ceremonies are directly mailed to applicants by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service.
Due to COVID restrictions, family and friends are not able to attend naturalization ceremonies held in the courthouse. However, ceremonies are live-streamed and recorded via YouTube - Search MOW Videos Live Stream.
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Ceremony Location and Times
All APPLICANTS FOR CITIZENSHIP must arrive at the location and at the time indicated on the notice from the USCIS.
Photographs and Camera Use
Cameras are only allowed in the courtroom during naturalization ceremonies. No cell phones are allowed in courthouse
Naturalization records of persons naturalized in this court are stored according to date and may be obtained by contacting the agency listed below:
- From 1992 to Present
U.S. District Court – Western Missouri
- From 1991 and Prior
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Kansas City Region
400 West Pershing Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
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 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website: USCIS.GOV under search our site, look for form N-565 or click the following link, https://www.uscis.gov/n-565.