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USCIS clarifies marriage and marital union requirements for naturalization

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 12, 2018

    USCIS guidance clarifies that the applicant spouse and his or her U.S. citizen spouse must have been living in marital union for at least three years immediately preceding the date of filing for naturalization and that termination of the marriage at any time before the applicant takes the Oath of Allegiance for naturalization makes the applicant ineligible under INA § 319(a). [ID #633]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Oct. 12, 2018
Status: Final/Actual
Type of Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Citizenship
Agencies Affected: USCIS

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