8 U.S. Code § 1435 - Former citizens regaining citizenship
No person who is otherwise eligible for naturalization in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall be naturalized unless such person shall establish to the satisfaction of the Attorney General that she has been a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States for a period of not less than five years immediately preceding the date of filing an application for naturalization and up to the time of admission to citizenship, and, unless she has resided continuously in the United States since the date of her marriage, has been lawfully admitted for permanent residence prior to filing her application for naturalization.
Section 317(a) and (b) of the Nationality Act of 1940, referred to in subsecs. (a) and (c)(1), which was classified to section 717(a) and (b) of this title, was repealed by section 403(a)(42) of act June 27, 1952. See subsecs. (a) and (c) of this section.
1994—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–416 added subsec. (d).
1990—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 101–649, § 407(b)(3), (c)(7), (d)(6)(A)(i), substituted “State or district of the Service in the United States” for “State” and “application” for “petition” and inserted “and” at end.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 101–649, § 407(c)(7), (d)(6)(A)(ii), substituted references to applicant and application for references to petitioner and petition, and substituted period for semicolon at end.
Subsec. (a)(3), (4). Pub. L. 101–649, § 407(d)(6)(A)(iii), struck out pars. (3) and (4) which related to filing of petition and hearing on petition.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101–649, § 407(c)(7), (d)(6)(B), substituted references to application for references to petition wherever appearing, and “Attorney General” for “naturalization court”.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 101–649, § 407(c)(7), substituted “an application” for “a petition”.
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 101–649, § 407(d)(6)(C)(i), substituted “the Attorney General or the judge or clerk of a court described in section 1421(b) of this title” for “the judge or clerk of a naturalization court”.
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 101–649, § 407(d)(6)(C)(ii), substituted “court, or the Attorney General” for “or naturalization court” in two places.
1988—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 100–525 substituted “has” for “and the witnesses have”.
For abolition of Immigration and Naturalization Service, transfer of functions, and treatment of related references, see note set out under section 1551 of this title.
Act Aug. 16, 1951, ch. 321, § 1, 65 Stat. 191, as amended by section 402(j) of act June 27, 1952, provided:
Act July 20, 1954, ch. 553, 68 Stat. 495, provided:
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