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Dress code for citizenship ceremony?

Discussion in 'US Citizenship' started by darkwds, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. darkwds

    darkwds Registered Users (C)

    Is there a dress code for the citizenship ceremony?

    Can I just wear a nice shirt and nicer jeans or is slacks recommended still?
  2. floyd

    floyd Registered Users (C)

    They specifically ask you not to wear shorts, flip-flops, etc but I doubt if they will turn anyone away if someone did. I actually believe it would be covered under first amendment :)

    So theoretically you are OK with nice jeans. Personally, I am going to wear dress-pants.
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 13, 2010
  3. floyd

    floyd Registered Users (C)

    The specifically ask you not to wear shorts, flip-flops, etc but I doubt if they will turn anyone away if someone did. I actually believe it would be covered under first amendment :)

    So theoretically you are OK with nice jeans. Personally, I am going to wear dress-pants.
  4. IPL-fan

    IPL-fan Registered Users (C)

    If I were you, I would most probably wear a suit.

    If you have time, then search in this forum, there is a very interesting thread about dress code.....I remember reading it a while ago.
  5. Bobsmyth

    Bobsmyth Volunteer Moderator

    Business casual or smart casual is fine. You'll fell overdressed in a suit.
  6. sanjoseaug20

    sanjoseaug20 Registered Users (C)

    I think Bob has provided a good answer. I am curious - would you assert your 1st amendment rights? If they do not like your doing it, it could put you in litigation for quite some time...
  7. floyd

    floyd Registered Users (C)

    No, (on the principle that it does not pay to argue with the cops) I would not. Read my interview experience in another thread. I was asked if I was a socialist. Multiple thoughts came to mind but I bit my tongue and just answered "no"
  8. bluewonder

    bluewonder Registered Users (C)

    I totally agree and it is most appropriae to wear a suit. YOu may not wear a tie, but at least a jacket looks impressive. Of course I hjave seen people wearing normal formal shirts and trousers too. But i personally feel a suit helps and make you look professional.
  9. Vorpal

    Vorpal Registered Users (C)

    I originally planned wearing a suit to my oath. However, it was about 90 degrees that day, not to mention extremely humid. I opted for a dress shirt and dress pants. My oath was held in a court, so I dressed up out of respect for the circumstance. However, there were a few people wearing paint-stained shorts and flip-flops. There was even a girl in a ballet tutu.
  10. TheRealCanadian

    TheRealCanadian Volunteer Moderator

    An anecdote - I was naturalized with several members of the military. All of them wore fatigues, none of them wore their dress uniform.
  11. blanco

    blanco Registered Users (C)

    I wore dockers, a dress shirt and an evening jacket. I was the most formally dressed in the room! But I would probably do the same again. Remember its always less embarassing to be over-dressed than being under-dressed.

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