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§ 337.2 Oath administered by USCIS or EOIR.
(Section heading and section revised effective 11/28/2011,
(Previous section 337.2 revised 7/24/95;
60 FR 37803
Public ceremony. An applicant for naturalization who has elected to have his or her oath of allegiance administered by
USCIS or an Immigration Judge and is not subject to the exclusive oath administration authority of an eligible court pursuant to section
of the Act must appear in person in a public ceremony, unless such appearance is specifically excused under the terms and conditions set forth in this part. Such ceremony shall be held at a time and place designated by
USCIS or EOIR within the United States (or abroad as permitted for certain
applicants in accordance with 8 U.S.C. 1443a) and within the jurisdiction where the application for naturalization was filed, or into which the application for naturalization was transferred pursuant to
8 CFR 335.9. Naturalization ceremonies will be conducted at regular intervals as frequently as necessary to ensure timely naturalization, but in all events at least once monthly where it is required to minimize unreasonable delays.
Naturalization ceremonies shall be presented in such a manner as to preserve the dignity and significance of the occasion.
Authority to administer oath of allegiance. The Secretary may delegate authority to administer the oath of allegiance
section 337 of the Act to such officials of DHS and to immigration judges or
officials designated by the Attorney General as may be necessary for the
efficient administration of the naturalization program.
Execution of questionnaire. Immediately prior to being administered the oath of allegiance, each applicant shall complete the questionnaire on
the form designated by USCIS. USCIS will review each completed questionnaire and may
further question the applicant regarding the responses provided. If derogatory information is revealed,
USCIS will remove the applicant's name from the list of eligible persons as provided in
8 CFR 335.5 and he or she will not be administered the oath.