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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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Hi everybody!

My oath ceremony is this coming Wednesday and it looks that my relatives, including my mother- and sister-in-law with her twin girls, would like to attend - and of course my husband!

Does anybody know if there is a limit on how many people can attend or if there is a help line of some sort that I can call to double check? Because I would hate to drag my family across the town and be turned down at the end, plus my sister-in-law is looking into pulling girls off school that day, so the can experience a naturalization ceremony and see how many different people from different countries are proud becoming U.S. Citizens..

Your input/experience is highly appreciated!


Naturalization:

June 6, 2009 - mailed N-400

June 8, 2009 - delivered to the Lockbox at 2:47 PM

June 11, 2009 - check cashed

June 15, 2009 - received NOA1 (June 10th - NOA1 date)

June 22, 2009 - received biometrics letter

July 10, 2009 - Biometrics

July 27, 2009 - Interview Letter received

September 16, 2009 - Interview @ 1:40 PM (Approved!)

September 26, 2009 - Oath Letter received

October 14, 2009 - Oath Ceremony @ 11:00 AM

I am a U.S. Citizen!

October 23, 2009 - applied for US passport

October 29, 2009 - US Passport received

November 6, 2009 - updated SSN

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From what I've read on here, no one except the people getting sworn in are allowed to attend the ceremony itself.

I think your relatives can wait for you until after the ceremony, but they're not allowed in the ceremony itself.

Might want to get another answer just to confirm that though.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I attended an oath taking ceremony at the LA convention center. there was no limit on the number of guests and we all attended the ceremony.


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Maybe it depends where the oath takes place.

Maybe you can call the place you're taking your oath and ask.

When my fiance attended his, he couldn't have guests. There was over 3000 people taking the oath at the same time.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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A friend had the oath recently, and was allowed only immediate family. Not sure what that means though, in terms of sister/ nieces...

I think it depends on the location of the oath ceremony, ie size of the room and secuirty issues. Best ask locally.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Israel
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The people taking the oath sit in a certain area, and family members are usually sitting in a different designated area. Usually it's held at some convention center, and everyone brings their family. I had my parents and an aunt come to my ceremony.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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Wife's oath ceremony was held in the same waiting room for her interview, they let me in, but I had to be good and stand in the back. This really as to be where the oath ceremony is being held dependent. Could be boring for kids and use the restroom first.

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This is something that most definitely varies from place to place. It depends on what facilities are available at the office that's holding the oath, and how many people are being naturalized.

At our ceremony, there were about 1400 being naturalized, and they all were assigned seats on the floor seating of a large auditorium, while the entire balcony was set aside for guests. There were no tickets and no seating control at all for the people in the balcony, so there was no limit to the number of guests someone could bring. But we couldn't sit near our "guests of honor" who were being naturalized.

So you'll have to ask the staff of your local office how your oath ceremony will be held.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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Guys, guess what!?

My husband found some contact phone numbers for the Philadelphia field office - naturalization help line of some sort. So he called today (yesterday was a Columbus Day ) and this particular extension only allows you to leave a message, which he did...

And to my sincere surprise they just called us back, letting us know that even though ceremony place might be small - they will be happy to accommodate our request for some relatives to attend the ceremony with me.

YAAAAAY! :thumbs:


Naturalization:

June 6, 2009 - mailed N-400

June 8, 2009 - delivered to the Lockbox at 2:47 PM

June 11, 2009 - check cashed

June 15, 2009 - received NOA1 (June 10th - NOA1 date)

June 22, 2009 - received biometrics letter

July 10, 2009 - Biometrics

July 27, 2009 - Interview Letter received

September 16, 2009 - Interview @ 1:40 PM (Approved!)

September 26, 2009 - Oath Letter received

October 14, 2009 - Oath Ceremony @ 11:00 AM

I am a U.S. Citizen!

October 23, 2009 - applied for US passport

October 29, 2009 - US Passport received

November 6, 2009 - updated SSN

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: India
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Guys, guess what!?

My husband found some contact phone numbers for the Philadelphia field office - naturalization help line of some sort. So he called today (yesterday was a Columbus Day ) and this particular extension only allows you to leave a message, which he did...

And to my sincere surprise they just called us back, letting us know that even though ceremony place might be small - they will be happy to accommodate our request for some relatives to attend the ceremony with me.

YAAAAAY! :thumbs:

I had a feeling It might hurt ones feeling if they were not allowed to watch you taking Oath!


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Naturalization:

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July 17, 2009 - Mailed N-400 to TX-Lockbox

July 23, 2009 - NOA

Aug 12, 2009 - Bio Metrics @ Jackson, MS

Oct 13, 2009 - Interview @ New Orleans, LA

Oct 15, 2009 - OATH @ New Orleans, LA

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Good Bye USCIS

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