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Greetings one and all,

I will be attending my citizenship ceremony later this month and I will invite close friends and family.

Firstly, how many can I bring?

Secondly, can I invite a professional photographer?

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**Moved from US Immigration News and Discussion to US Citizenship General Discussion; topic is naturalization**


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9 minutes ago, Manc73 said:

Greetings one and all,

I will be attending my citizenship ceremony later this month and I will invite close friends and family.

Firstly, how many can I bring?

Secondly, can I invite a professional photographer?

Contact your local USCIS office about your specific ceremony guidelines.  Some allow unlimited guests, others do but a limited number.  Some allow photographers, some don't.  It depends on the size of the room, the specific location, its capacity, and policies about photographers.  For sure you can bring close family and if the policy is not to allow a professional photographer, your family member can usually take photos, only if it is not permitted like in some courthouses.

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14 minutes ago, Manc73 said:

Greetings one and all,

I will be attending my citizenship ceremony later this month and I will invite close friends and family.

Firstly, how many can I bring?

Secondly, can I invite a professional photographer?

You don't need to invite a profissional photographer, it is a ceremony take 1 or 2 people with you maybe your parents or a close friend, it's a naturalization ceremony they will hand you your naturalization ceretificate, and that's it 🤓

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For a lot of ceremonies the family and friends don’t sit with those who are becoming citizens, so even if you brought a photographer they wouldn’t be all that close to you. 

 

A lot of the time its it’s not like graduation, you don’t walk across the stage so there isn’t even an opportunity to take a photo of you being presented with your certificate. 


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It depends on where the ceremony is being held, and what type of ceremony (judicial or administrative).  Best to call and find out.

At my ceremony, cameras and cell phones weren't even permitted inside the building and had to be left at the security desk.


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On 4/7/2019 at 2:19 PM, Manc73 said:

Greetings one and all,

I will be attending my citizenship ceremony later this month and I will invite close friends and family.

Firstly, how many can I bring?

Secondly, can I invite a professional photographer?

my ceremony in court so its won't be allowed guest to many just family and no Camera they have photographer already there will take couple picture 

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