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Sarhan Abdelbaser

Name Change in Seattle Office

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I requested a name change when I filed my N400 application. My interview will be in Seattle. Will this delay my oath ceremony? Or will it be at the same day as the interview if everything goes smooth?

In every case where you do name change with naturalization, the oath WILL be administered at the court house and not USCIS office as a judge has to do the name change part. This may cause delays for oath ceremony. You may want to inquire ahead of time what local court house (normally it's the one closest to USCIS office) does the citizenship oath ceremonies and what their schedule is so you can ask for a specific date and maybe they assign you to that one.


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In every case where you do name change with naturalization, the oath WILL be administered at the court house and not USCIS office as a judge has to do the name change part. This may cause delays for oath ceremony. You may want to inquire ahead of time what local court house (normally it's the one closest to USCIS office) does the citizenship oath ceremonies and what their schedule is so you can ask for a specific date and maybe they assign you to that one.

I heard some USCIS offices do both services at the same time. I just wanted to check if Seattle is one of them.

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