Part D - General Naturalization Requirements

INA 101(f) - Definition of good moral character

INA 245A(b)(1)(D), 8 CFR 245a.17 - Meeting English and civics requirements under IRCA 1986

INA 312, 8 CFR 312 - Educational requirements for naturalization

INA 313, 8 CFR 313 - Prohibition upon the naturalization of persons opposed to government or law, or who favor totalitarian forms of government

INA 314 - Ineligibility to naturalization of deserters from U.S. armed forces

INA 316(e), 8 CFR 316.10 - Good moral character 

INA 316, 8 CFR 316 - General requirements for naturalization

INA 317 - Temporary absence of persons performing religious duties

INA 318 - Prerequisite to naturalization, burden of proof

INA 319, 8 CFR 319 - Spouses of U.S. citizens

INA 320, 8 CFR 320 - Children residing permanently in the United States

INA 325 - Nationals but not citizens; residence within outlying possessions

INA 327 - Former citizens losing citizenship by entering armed forces of foreign countries during World War II

INA 328, 8 CFR 328 - Naturalization through peacetime military service for one year

INA 329, 8 CFR 329 - Naturalization through military service during hostilities

INA 330 - Constructive residence through service on certain United States vessels

INA 332, 8 CFR 332 - Naturalization administration, executive functions

INA 334(a), 8 CFR 334.2(b) - 90-day early filing provision

INA 334, 8 CFR 334 - Application for naturalization; declaration of intention

INA 335, 8 CFR 335 - Investigation of applicants, examination of applications

INA 336, 8 CFR 336 - Hearings on denials of applications for naturalization

INA 337, 8 CFR 337 - Oath of renunciation and allegiance

Appendices


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Technical Update - Clarifying Intent to Reside in United States for Naturalization Purposes

January 05, 2017

This technical update clarifies that naturalization applicants are not required to intend to reside permanently in the United States after becoming U.S. citizens. This update is in accordance with current statutes; prior to 1994, a person who became a naturalized U.S. citizen was expected to hold the intention of residing permanently in the United States. See Section 104 of the Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994, Pub. L. 103-416 (October 25, 1994).

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POLICY ALERT - Effective Date of Lawful Permanent Residence for Purposes of Citizenship and Naturalization

July 27, 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance regarding the date of legal permanent residence (LPR) for naturalization and citizenship purposes. 

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Technical Update - Multiple Absences and Residence and Physical Presence

July 20, 2015

This technical update clarifies that along with reviewing for absences of more than 6 months, officers review whether an applicant for naturalization with multiple absences of less than 6 months is able establish the required residence and physical presence for naturalization.

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Technical Update - Religious 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.

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Technical Update - Treating 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.

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POLICY ALERT - Security-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 ALERT - Comprehensive 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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