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NATURALIZATION FAQs

  1. How can I obtain an Application for Naturalization and get information about applying for citizenship?

    Applicants for citizenship must file an Application for Naturalization (Form-400) with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). All requirements of the USCIS must be fulfilled prior to receiving the Certificate of Naturalization. To obtain application forms and naturalization information, please contact:

    National Customer Service Center
    Phone: 1-800-375-5283

    Or visit the USCIS website at http://www.uscis.gov

  2. Is there a fee when applying for naturalization?

    Yes. The fee is $565.00. It must be submitted in the exact amount to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. The fee cannot be refunded. DO NOT MAIL CASH. (A fee of $80 may be necessary for fingerprinting. Please check with the USCIS to see if this is necessary.)

  3. Where are the Court's naturalization records located?

    Naturalization records after 1996 are maintained by the United States Citizenship and Immigration. All naturalization records (declaration of intentions, court orders, and index to naturalization petitions, etc.) for the period 1907 to 1996 can be found at:

    Street Address:

    Fort Worth Federal Records Center
    1400 John Burgess Drive
    Fort Worth, TX  76140
    (817) 551-2038

    Mailing Address: NARA Southwest Region
    Fort Worth Federal Records Center
    P.O. Box 6216
    Fort Worth, TX 76115


    Before contacting the Federal Records Center for information or copies, you must contact the naturalization clerk in the Clerk's Office to obtain accession and location numbers of the documents. Contact the divisional office in the city where your naturalization ceremony was conducted.

    Court records regarding naturalization prior to 1907 can be found at:

    Dallas Public Library
    TX - Dallas Collection
    7th Floor
    Phone: (214) 670-1435

  4. How will I be notified of my naturalization ceremony date?

    Approximately two to three weeks prior to the ceremony, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will send you a written notice of the date and time to report.

  5. I lost my certificate of naturalization. Can I get a copy from the Court?

    No. You must contact the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services office that issued the certificate to obtain a copy.

  6. Can I get verification of citizenship from the Court?

    Yes. The Clerk's Office can verify citizenship information derived from Court records. Contact the divisional office in the city where your naturalization ceremony was conducted.