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How long is the oath ceremony in Des Moine including time taken on N445  questions and collecting the naturalization certificate ?

Wife is planning on bringing toddler and 2yrs old, any suggestion ?

Some one this forum suggested not taking the kids because they will bored.

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12 minutes ago, alien2006 said:

How long is the oath ceremony in Des Moine including time taken on N445  questions and collecting the naturalization certificate ?

Wife is planning on bringing toddler and 2yrs old, any suggestion ?

Some one this forum suggested not taking the kids because they will bored.

Mine was like freaking 4 hours long.

 

If yours is in the morning, do a heavy breakfast if in the afternoon, eat and come.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, saladboye said:

Mine was like freaking 4 hours long.

 

If yours is in the morning, do a heavy breakfast if in the afternoon, eat and come.

 

 

Bring someone to take care of kid.  You can bring kid, but if he or she started crying, it is courtesy to take your kind out of the ceremony hall.   Expect anywhere between 2- 4 hrs.

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Mine, in Seattle, was 1.5 hours from going into the District Office, going over the N-445 with an officer, attending the ceremony, registering to vote and leaving the building. YMMV.


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I just wanted to add, it is not a good idea to bring a toddler. There are a lot of people and no where for your child to go except on your wife's lap. As a courtesy to others it would be best if small children are left at home with a sitter so as not to be a distraction to the many others taking the oath. There were several young children at my husband's ceremony who cried through the entire thing and it interfered with those of us trying to hear what was being said. It is a long time to expect a young child to sit still and stay quiet.



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2 hours ago, alien2006 said:

My oath ceremony at Des Moines took about 2 hours because they have to interview 5 people because of the N445 question.

They have apologies for the delay and I was told it takes 45 min to an hour

Thats great!mine took 3 hours because there were a handful people forgetting their documents and causing delays to verify and we all had to wait for them.  

 

Now go celebrate!🎉

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