League of Women Voters | Rochester Metropolitan Area, Rochester, NY

What is Natnaturalization documentsuralization?

Naturalization is the process that confers United States citizenship upon a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended throughout the years. One requirement is that a naturalization applicant must pass a test on U.S. history and government, and another test on reading, writing and speaking English. Many schools and community organizations help naturalization applicants prepare for their citizenship tests.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), now located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is responsible for the administration of immigration and naturalization adjudication functions and for establishing immigration services policies and priorities. The USCIS website provides a lot of information including interactive self-tests and study guides to prepare for the U.S. government and history exams.

League Participation in Naturalization Ceremonies

Representatives of the League of Women Voters/Rochester Metro Area attend each oath ceremony and greet new citizens and register them as new voters. League members are welcome to attend any Naturalization Ceremony.  If interested, please contact Sheila Abeling at sheiler162007@gmail.com or 585.223.6819. 

2020 Upcoming Naturalization Schedule

Jan. 16 10 am Monroe County Office Building
Jan. 30 1 pm Federal Building
Feb. 13 10 am Monroe County Office Building
Feb. 27 1 p.m. Federal Building
March 12 1 p.m. Federal Building
March 19 1 p.m. to be rescheduled
March 26 9 a.m. to be rescheduled
April 23 1 p.m. to be rescheduled
April 30 9 a.m. to be rescheduled
All naturalization ceremonies are cancelled until further notice.


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