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USCIS clarifies naturalization eligibility for children

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 26, 2018

    USCIS issues guidance amending the USCIS Policy Manual, clarifying that children seeking naturalization under INA 319 (battery, extreme cruelty, surviving chilren of deceased U.S. armed forces members) are not required to live with the U.S. citizen parent for the 3 years before the naturalization application is filed. [ID #630]

    USCIS Policy Alert 2018-07: Special Naturalization Provisions for Children
  2. Effective Date

    September 26, 2018

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: Citizenship
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies


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