Citizenship Ceremonies

New U.S. citizens make their pledge at Grand Canyon National Park.

NPS/Michael Quinn

They've waited years to hear these words, "raise your right hand for the oath of citizenship." And now, for some, they speak the oath in America's most special places—its national parks. Imagine committing yourself to your new country under the towering cliffs of Yosemite or the watchful gaze of the Statue of Liberty.

The National Park Service and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have a partnership that encourages both agencies to co-host naturalization ceremonies in these special places set aside for public enjoyment and historical commemoration.

See the list below for more on naturalization ceremonies in parks.

For more information about the naturalization process, go to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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    Last updated: June 25, 2019