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

You can also observe the hearings via Zoom. Find more information here.


Instructions for Verification of Citizenship

Anyone who was naturalized in Bridgeport, Hartford or New Haven between 1906 and 2015 and has lost or misplaced his/her original certificate of naturalization, may request verification of citizenship from the facility that maintains our records:

Federal Records Center (FRC)
Genealogy Archives Section
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham MA 02452
Tel. (866) 406-2379
Fax. (781) 663-0154

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. To verify a name change or proof of citzenship, please include:

  • citizen's prior name and new name (if applicable);
  • exact date of naturalization; and
  • location where naturalization ceremony was held (i.e.,Hartford, Bridgeport, or New Haven).

The alien registration number or naturalization certificate number is helpful but not required. You will be notified of charges and will make payment arrangements directly with the center.

For additional information on naturalization see the National Archives Website.

For a replacement certificate, you must contact the U.S.Citizenship and Immigration Services directly.  See their website for more information (