Part A - Citizenship and Naturalization Policies and Procedures
8 CFR 2 - Authority of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security
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
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 318 - Prerequisite to naturalization, burden of proof
No appendices available at this time.
Technical Update - Moving the Adjudicator’s Field Manual Content into the USCIS Policy ManualMay 21, 2020
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating and incorporating relevant Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) content into the USCIS Policy Manual. As that process is ongoing, USCIS has moved any remaining AFM content to its corresponding USCIS Policy Manual Part, in PDF format, until relevant AFM content has been properly incorporated into the USCIS Policy Manual. To the extent that a provision in the USCIS Policy Manual conflicts with remaining AFM content or Policy Memoranda, the updated information in the USCIS Policy Manual prevails. To find remaining AFM content, see the crosswalk between the AFM and the Policy Manual.
Technical Update - Replacing the Term “Foreign National”October 08, 2019
This technical update replaces all instances of the term “foreign national” with “alien” throughout the Policy Manual as used to refer to a person who meets the definition provided in INA 101(a)(3) [“any person not a citizen or national of the United States”].
Technical Update - Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana IslandsSeptember 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 ALERT - Comprehensive Citizenship and Naturalization Policy GuidanceJanuary 07, 2013
USCIS is issuing updated and comprehensive citizenship and naturalization policy guidance in the new USCIS Policy Manual.