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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 A – Citizenship and Naturalization Policies and Procedures

Part B – Naturalization Examination

Part C – Accommodations

Part D – General Naturalization Requirements

Part E – English and Civics Testing and Exceptions

Part F – Good Moral Character

Part G – Spouses of U.S. Citizens

Part H – Children of U.S. Citizens

Part I – Military Members and their Families

Part J – Oath of Allegiance

Part K – Certificates of Citizenship and Naturalization

Part L – Revocation of Naturalization


POLICY ALERTEffect of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) on Immigration and Acquisition of Citizenship Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

October 28, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance relating to the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).


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Technical UpdateReligious Missionaries Abroad and Residence and Physical Presence

October 21, 2014

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.


Technical UpdateTreating Certain Peace Corps Contractors as U.S. Government Employees

October 21, 2014

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.


Technical UpdateValidity of Same-Sex Marriages

July 01, 2014

​This technical update addresses the Supreme Court ruling holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.


POLICY ALERTChanges to Dates of Birth and Names on Certificates of Citizenship

June 17, 2014

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance relating to changes of dates of birth and names per court orders.


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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.


Technical UpdateCertified Court Dispositions

September 30, 2013

This technical update adds language addressing existing policy on circumstances where an applicant is required to provide a certified court disposition.


POLICY ALERTSecurity-Related Positions Abroad

June 10, 2013

​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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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