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Does anyone know the current timeframe for scheduling judicial oath ceremonies ( name change cases ) after interviews in Dallas ?

Both my wife and I are thinking of asking for name change, but are skeptical of the delay for judicial oath ceremony. We need to have our US passports and forgein Visa ready very soon for personal reasons.

Alternatively, we are thinking of not doing a name change at time of naturalization and try to get the administrative oath . And then get a name change via the county court which seems to be a walk in in my county.

Any thoughts ?

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Does anyone know the current timeframe for scheduling judicial oath ceremonies ( name change cases ) after interviews in Dallas ?

Both my wife and I are thinking of asking for name change, but are skeptical of the delay for judicial oath ceremony. We need to have our US passports and forgein Visa ready very soon for personal reasons.

Alternatively, we are thinking of not doing a name change at time of naturalization and try to get the administrative oath . And then get a name change via the county court which seems to be a walk in in my county.

Any thoughts ?

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a schedule of upcoming judicial naturalization ceremony is in Dallas. However the USCIS website says that Dallas conducts three judicial ceremonies per month Of course there's no guarantee that you will be scheduled for one of the ceremonies in the same month that you are approved.

Since Dallas holds regular administrative ceremonies and even offers same day ceremonies, then skipping the name change at the stage would likely speed things up. But of course there's also no guarantee that you will be scheduled for a same-day administrative ceremony or even for a ceremony within one or two weeks of your interview.

Note that if you live in Dallas County, the cost of a name change is $267 per person. This would not apply if you changed your name during naturalization. Texas has relatively high fees for name changes For example changing your name in New York City only cost $65 But changing your name in Harris County where Houston is located costs over $450.

Edited by JimmyHou

For a review of each step of my N-400 naturalization process, from application to oath ceremony, please click here.

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