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July 21, 2015POLICY ALERTModifications to Oath of Allegiance for Naturalization
July 20, 2015Technical Update – Multiple Absences and Residence and Physical Presence
July 20, 2015Technical Update – Child Citizenship Act and Children of U.S. Government Employees Residing Abroad
October 28, 2014POLICY ALERTEffect of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) on Immigration and Acquisition of Citizenship Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
October 21, 2014Technical Update – Religious Missionaries Abroad and Residence and Physical Presence
October 21, 2014Technical Update – Treating Certain Peace Corps Contractors as U.S. Government Employees
September 09, 2014POLICY ALERTNonimmigrant Trainees (H-3)

Volume 12 – Citizenship & Naturalization

Part A – Citizenship and Naturalization Policies and Procedures

Technical UpdateCommonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

September 30, 2013

This technical update adds the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to list of certain territories of the United States where, subject to certain requirements, persons may be U.S. citizens at birth.

POLICY ALERTComprehensive Citizenship and Naturalization Policy Guidance

January 07, 2013

​USCIS is issuing updated and comprehensive citizenship and naturalization policy guidance in the new USCIS Policy Manual.

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Current as of July 21, 2015