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Naturalization Hearings
Hearings are usually held once a month at the Federal Courthouse in Pittsburgh at 10:00 a.m. on the third Friday of each month and twice per year in the Erie and Johnstown Divisions of the Court.

Naturalization Resource

Flag Judge



Taking the Oath

As provided in section 337 of the Act and 8 CFR 337.1(a), the standard (i.e., unmodified) oath to be taken by an applicant for naturalization is as follows:
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.






"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."