Naturalization ceremonies are open to the public and are held at the court approximately once per month in Des Moines, and approximately four times per year in Davenport. For those not petitioning for a name change, administrative ceremonies, which are shorter and less ceremonial, are conducted more frequently by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. If you are petitioning for a name change, you must be naturalized at a courthouse ceremony. See the schedule of courthouse naturalization ceremonies below.

For information about becoming a naturalized citizen call U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at 1.800.375.5283 or see their website at, or email at

USCIS is located at 210 Walnut Street, Room 369, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309.

A very limited amount of naturalization records are still held at our Des Moines Courthouse. If you need to obtain a copy of a name change order, please call us at 515.284.6299.

Des Moines
All begin 11:00 a.m.
(unless otherwise noted)

January 10, 2014

February 7, 2014

March 7, 2014

April 18, 2014

May 16, 2014

June 13, 2014

July 4, 2014 (Iowa Cubs Game) Time TBA

August 8, 2014

September 16, 2014

October 17, 2014

November 14, 2014

December 5, 2014

All begin at 1:30 p.m.
(unless otherwise noted)

March 14, 2014

May 2, 2014

August 29, 2014

November 7, 2014