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Pursuant to the Judicial Naturalization Ceremonies Amendments of 1992 (PL 102-232), the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico has elected to conduct Oath-taking ceremonies for applicants who have completed the process for becoming a U.S. citizen.  The Court is proud to be part of this very special event, as new citizens finalize their journey and take the Oath of Citizenship to their new home and country.

The Court schedules Naturalization Ceremonies in each of its divisional offices throughout the year.  Dates and times are posted below.  The public is welcome to attend these ceremonies.  If a school or other large group is interested in attending a Naturalization Ceremony, please contact the court at 505-348-2000 to make arrangements so there is sufficient seating available. 

Please note, the Court is not involved in the process prior to taking the Oath of Citizenship.  This is handled by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).  A link to the “Guide to Naturalization” is provided below, as well as a link to the USCIS website.  Information on the requirements and procedures to becoming a U.S. Citizen is available there. 

If you are a naturalized citizen needing a copy of your Naturalization Certification, please use Form N-565 and the corresponding instructions.  Again, all questions or concerns regarding this form, or any other information regarding citizenship (i.e. "Application for Citizenship" or when you are scheduled to take the Oath of Allegience) should be directed to USCIS.  The National Customer Service phone number is 1-800-375-5283

Ceremony Dates


  • There are no ceremonies scheduled for the remainder of 2020. Please contact USCIS for information on administrative ceremonies scheduled in their office October-December 2020.

All Albuquerque ceremonies are held at the Albuquerque Convention Center 401 2nd Street NW (Map) and, unless otherwise noted, are scheduled to being at 10:00 am.

Las Cruces

  • Friday, January 29, 2021 by Zoom only
  • Friday, February 26, 2021 by Zoom only
  • Friday, March 26, 2021 by Zoom only
  • Friday, April 30, 2021 by Zoom only
  • Friday, May 28, 2021 by Zoom only
  • Friday, June 25, 2021 by Zoom only

All 2021 ceremonies currently scheduled will be conducted by Zoom only. (Future in-person ceremonies will be held at the Las Cruces Convention Center 680 E. University Avenue (Map) and, unless otherwise noted, are scheduled to being at 10:00 am).

Santa Fe

  • There is no ceremony scheduled in Santa Fe for 2020.

All Santa Fe ceremonies are held at the Santa Fe Convention Center 201 West Marcy Street (Map)


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Website

Guide to Naturalization

Form N-565 - Application of Replacement of Citizenship Document (Form instructions)