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

In most cases, the ceremony takes place 4 to 6 months after you pass the citizenship test.

If you passed the test and don’t receive the ceremony invitation within 6 months

  • your application may be non-routine
  • we may need more information, documents, or time to review your application

  If you contact us, we cannot give you more information than what’s available when you check your application status.

Wait for your ceremony invitation

You’ll get the invitation about 1 to 2 weeks before the ceremony. The invitation will have the ceremony’s

  Most applicants are invited to a video oath ceremony.

Check your application status regularly. If the “Citizenship ceremony” section of the citizenship status tracker has an “In progress” status, it means

  • we’ve scheduled your ceremony and
  • the invitation is on its way to you by email or mail

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