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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)
August 26, 2014POLICY ALERTCustomer Service
July 01, 2014Technical Update – Validity of Same-Sex Marriages
June 17, 2014POLICY ALERTChanges to Dates of Birth and Names on Certificates of Citizenship

Volume 12 – Citizenship & Naturalization

Part I – Military Members and their Families


Chapter 1 – Purpose and Background

Chapter 2 – One Year of Military Service during Peacetime (INA 328)

Chapter 3 – Military Service during Hostilities (INA 329)

Chapter 4 – Permanent Bars to Naturalization

Chapter 5 – Application and Filing for Service Members (INA 328 and 329)

Chapter 6 – Required Background Checks

Chapter 7 – Revocation of Naturalization

Chapter 8 – Posthumous Citizenship (INA 329A)

Chapter 9 – Spouses, Children, and Surviving Family Benefits


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 October 28, 2014