PART D – General Naturalization Requirements




Resources



Legal Authorities
INA 312, 8 CFR 312 - Educational requirements for naturalization
INA 316, 8 CFR 316 - General requirements for naturalization
INA 335, 8 CFR 335 - Investigation and examination of applicant


Updates


Date Details
October 21, 2014
Technical Update

Religious Missionaries Abroad and Residence and Physical Presence

This technical update clarifies who may be considered to be a missionary of a religious group for purposes of preserving residence and physical presence for naturalization while working abroad.

October 21, 2014
Technical Update

Treating Certain Peace Corps Contractors as U.S. Government Employees

This technical update clarifies that Peace Corps personal service contractors are considered U.S. Government employees under certain circumstances for purposes of preserving their residence for naturalization while working abroad.

June 10, 2013
POLICY ALERT

Security-Related Positions Abroad

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address amendments to section 1059(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2006 by Public Law 112-227.

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January 07, 2013
POLICY ALERT

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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