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Name: General requirements for naturalization
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1992-01-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Code of Federal Regulations, 1992-01-01, Title 8, Part 316, pp. 471-479 (INFORM - P60905)
ISN: USA-1992-R-38892
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=38892&p_lang=en
Bibliography: Code of Federal Regulations, 1992-01-01, Title 8, Part 316, pp. 471-479 (INFORM - P60905)
Abstract/Citation: To qualify for naturalization a foreigner must, inter alia, establish that he or she is 18 years of age, has been lawfully admitted as permanent resident, has resided in the US for five continuous years, has been physically present in the US at least 30 months of these five qualifying years, has resided three months in the State where the application for naturalization is filed and is a person of good moral character. Deserters of the US armed forces as well as those who have departed from the US to evade military service are disqualified. Special rules apply with respect of, inter alia, spouses of US citizens and children.
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