PART A – Citizenship and Naturalization Policies and Procedures


Legal Authorities
8 CFR 2 - Authority of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
INA 103, 8 CFR 103 - Powers and duties of the Attorney General and the Commissioner
INA 301 - Nationals and citizens of the United States at birth
INA 310, 8 CFR 310 - Naturalization authority
INA 312, 8 CFR 312 - Educational requirements for naturalization
INA 316, 8 CFR 316 - General requirements for naturalization
INA 332 - Naturalization administration; executive functions
INA 336, 8 CFR 336 - Hearings on denials of applications for naturalization
INA 337, 8 CFR 337 - Oath of renunciation and allegiance


Date Details
September 30, 2013
Technical Update

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

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.

January 07, 2013

Comprehensive Citizenship and Naturalization Policy Guidance

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

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