Marriage and Living in Marital Union Requirements for Naturalization Purpose

Marriage and Living in Marital Union Requirements for Naturalization Purpose

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify the married and living in marital union requirements under section 319(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

 

Background:

In general, all naturalization applicants filing on the basis of marriage to a U.S. citizen must continue to be married from the time of filing for naturalization until the applicant takes the Oath of Allegiance for naturalization. In addition, statutory provisions require the applicant spouse to have