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Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America

The final step of becoming an American citizen is to take the Oath of Allegianceand declare your loyalty towards the United States and its constitution. Are you up to it? 

You declare your "attachment" or loyalty to the United States and the Constitution when you take the Oath of Allegiance. Just like getting married, taking the Oath of Allegiance shows your commitment and is your promise to uphold the values of the USA and its constitution. You will only become an American citizen after taking these vows.

People with physical or mental disabilities who may not understand the meaning of the oath can become U.S. citizens without taking the Oath of Allegiance.

If you have a pending naturalization application and you move, you must notify the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of your new address. You can call 1-800-375-5283 to report your new address. You must also file Form AR-11 with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is also possible to change your address online through an electronic AR-11 from.

Naturalization Ceremony on the 4th of July

Enjoy all the rights an American has by becoming a U.S. citizen. Find out how below:

  • Complete the Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
  • USCIS will send you the Form N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony, which you will need to fill out and bring to the ceremony
  • Take part in the Naturalization Ceremony and swear to the "Oath of Allegiance"
  • Your Green Card will be taken from you and be replaced with a Certificate of Naturalization  

If USCIS approves your application for naturalization, you must attend a ceremony and take the Oath of Allegiance. USCIS will send you a Form N-445 (Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony) to tell you the time and date of your ceremony. You must complete this form and bring it to your ceremony.

If you cannot go to your ceremony, you can reschedule your ceremony. To reschedule, you must return Form N-445 to your local USCIS office along with a letter explaining why you cannot attend the ceremony.

You will return your Permanent Resident Card to USCIS when you check in at the Oath ceremony. You will no longer need your card because you will get a Certificate of Naturalization at the ceremony. Now you can fulfill your dream of becoming a U.S. citizen!

You can’t become a bona fide citizen unless you take the Oath of Allegiance! At a ceremony to celebrate this event, an official of the state will read the oath to you and you must repeat it back. After completing this oath, you will be handed your Certificate of Naturalization proving your status as a U.S. citizen!

The Oath of Allegiance ceremony is a public event. Many communities hold special ceremonies on Independence Day, July 4th, of each year. Check to see if your community holds a special July 4th citizenship ceremony and find how you can participate. Many people bring their families and celebrate after the ceremony. It is a special event that shouldn’t be missed!

If you dream of living and working in the USA and one day being an American citizen, then don’t miss out on your chance to win a Green Card! Apply for the current Green Card Lottery now and soon you might be saying, “I do”!