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Volume 12 – Citizenship & Naturalization

Part A – Citizenship and Naturalization Policies and Procedures


 

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.


 

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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Legal Authorities

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  • 8 CFR 2 - Authority of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
  • INA 103, 8 CFR 103 - Powers and duties of the Secretary, the Under Secretary, and the Attorney General

  • INA 301 - Nationals and citizens of the United States at birth
  • ​INA 302 - Persons born in Puerto Rico

  • INA 303 - Persons born in the Canal Zone or Republic of Panama on or after February 26, 1904

  • ​INA 306 - Persons living in and born in the Virgin Islands

  • ​INA 307 - Persons living in and born in Guam

  • ​INA 308 - Nationals but not citizens of the United States at birth

  • INA 309 - Children born out of wedlock
  • 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 318 - Prerequisite to naturalization, burden of proof
  • INA 332, 8 CFR 332 - Naturalization administration, executive functions
  • INA 335, 8 CFR 335 - Investigation and examination of applicant
  • 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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Current as of May 23, 2018