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Oath at Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn NY, camera allowed?


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: India

Hi Fellow NewYorkers,

My oath ceremony is scheduled on December 10th at Cadman Plaza Brooklyn at 8.30AM. Was wondering if it makes sense to ask my wife to tag along. I have heard that the total time spent may vary between 4 to 5 hours and friends/family may not even be able to watch the ceremony(sometimes they watch on TV in the cafeteria). Also, I understand, cell phones are taken away at security. Will both our cellphones be taken or only the applicant's(mine)? Also, if I take a SLR camera(want to take some good pictures), is it allowed?


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica

I'm not in NY so am not familiar with your USCIS office but I don't remember ever seeing that cameras can't be brought to oath ceremonies. That's a special time for immigrants and it's understandable that most will want to keep a memory of the moment. As for your wife coming along, I'm not sure about that either. You should bring your camera anyway even if your wife doesn't end up going. You can ask someone at the ceremony to take your pic. All the best to you!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco

I had my Naturilazation ceremony in Brooklyn Cadman Plaza in 2006.

I remeber we had to leave cell phones and cameras outside in a locker, but that was back in 2006.

I went to Naturalization wtih my brother last month in Philly and actually we are allowed to film the event and take pictures.

Can somebody with a recent experience with Brooklyn Cadman Plaza help?

Good luck

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