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How long will I wait between my citizenship test and the ceremony?

We will give you the results of your test right after you take it.

If you meet all the requirements for citizenship, including passing the citizenship test, we will invite you to a ceremony to take the Oath of Citizenship. Your ceremony will normally take place within six months after you pass the test.

If you don’t pass your exam the first time, you can write it again. If you pass the second time, we will either give you the ceremony date or mail you a letter, just like we would have if you had passed the first exam.

If your application is non-routine, we will ask you to go to a hearing with a citizenship officer or a citizenship judge. We will send you a letter after the hearing to let you know:

It takes us longer to process non-routine applications.


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