Naturalization

Naturalization Hearings are usually held each month as follows:

New Haven Second Friday
Hartford First Friday
Bridgeport Third Friday

Taking pictures in the courtroom is in the discretion of the presiding judge or magistrate judge. Questions concerning photographing ceremonies should be directed to the courtroom deputy.

Instructions for Verification of Citizenship

Anyone who was naturalized in Bridgeport, Hartford or New Haven between 1906 and October 1, 1991 and has lost or misplaced his/her original certificate of naturalization, may request verification of citizenship. All of our records have been sent to the Federal Records Center (FRC).

If someone wants to verify a naturalization record, they should send their request to the FRC with a $10.00 fee payable to the National Archives Trust Fund. This fee applies to all requests whether it is for a lost certificate, genealogy research or for any other reason. This information cannot be obtained over the phone.

The person making the request should include their name and a phone number where they can be reached between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. They must also have the Transfer and Location numbers in order to obtain verification. They must provide as much information to the FRC as possible: citizen's complete name and/or name change, date and place where they took the oath, their address at the time of naturalization, date and place of birth and, if possible, Petition Number and Certificate Number. The transfer numbers and locations for New Haven, Hartford and Bridgeport are as follows:

New Haven

Transfer Number: 021-97-0078
Location: C Module

Hartford

Transfer Number: 021-97-0077
Location: C Module

Bridgeport

Transfer Number: 021-98-0038
Location: Research Room

For Additional Information on Naturalization see the National Archives Website

Anyone who was naturalized after October 1, 1991 or needs to obtain a replacement certificate should contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, see the website http://www.uscis.gov.