Naturalization Information

Naturalization Ceremonies

The United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia has retained jurisdiction to conduct naturalization ceremonies for applicants seeking citizenship. Naturalization ceremonies are held twice a year in the Robert C. Byrd United States Courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia, and are presided over by a United States District Judge. Family members are encouraged to attend, and the ceremonies may be photographed or broadcast from the courtroom. U. S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) located in Charleston may give applicants the option of traveling to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where ceremonies are held monthly. 


U. S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) should be contacted directly for procedures on becoming naturalized. Visit the USCIS website at or call 1-800-375-5283 for answers to common questions, copies of forms, and general information about USCIS. Applicants seeking citizenship will receive the ceremony date and time from USCIS. You may also contact the local Immigration and Naturalization Services at:
U. S. Citizenship & Immigration Services 
210 Kanawha Blvd., West
Charleston, WV 25302

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 the USCIS website at or call 1-800-375-5283.