Naturalization

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 http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis, or email at dsminfodesk@dhs.gov

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)

October 23, 2015

November 6, 2015

December 4, 2015

January 8, 2016

February 5, 2016

March 11, 2016

April 1, 2016

May 6, 2016

June 3, 2016

July 8, 2016 (Iowa Cubs Game) Time TBA

August 5, 2016

September 9, 2016 (Simon Estes Amphitheater)

October 7, 2016

November 4, 2016

December 2, 2016

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

November 20, 2015

February 26, 2016

June 3, 2016,

August 5, 2016

October 21, 2016

December 9, 2016