New Citizen Welcoming Ceremonies
The court is pleased to invite children who are new citizens and their families to a ceremony of their own in the federal courthouse. While these children automatically become citizens upon the naturalization of their parent or guardian, the court's optional ceremony is designed specifically to celebrate the child and his or her new citizenship. The event is free of charge and consists of a presentation by several of the court's judges, a swearing-in ceremony and a presentation of a welcome certificate. Pictures of previous events are available here.
The next welcoming ceremony is scheduled for Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 3:00PM in the Tacoma Courthouse. The Honorable Ronald B. Leighton is presiding for the ceremony. If you would like to register your child or have other questions, please contact Johanna Moody at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 370-8852.
Please note that these events are for ceremonial purposes only and do not have a legal function. If you need help with immigration or naturalization issues, please contact the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS).
Visiting the courthouse
As the ceremony will be in the courthouse, please remember the following building rules: