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Title 8Chapter ISubchapter C → Part 301


Title 8: Aliens and Nationality


PART 301—NATIONALS AND CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES AT BIRTH


Contents
§301.1   Procedures.

Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1103, 1401; 8 CFR part 2.

Source: 62 FR 39927, July 25, 1997, unless otherwise noted.

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§301.1   Procedures.

Link to an amendment published at 85 FR 46928, Aug. 3, 2020.

(a) Application. (1) As provided in 8 CFR part 341, a person residing in the United States who desires to be documented as a United States citizen pursuant to section 301(h) of the Act may apply for a passport at a United States passport agency or may submit an application on the form specified by USCIS in accordance with the form instructions and with the fee prescribed by 8 CFR 103.7(b)(1). The applicant will be notified when and where to appear before a USCIS officer for examination on his or her application.

(2) A person residing outside of the United States who desires to be documented as a United States citizen under section 301(h) of the Act shall make his or her claim at a United States embassy or consulate, in accordance with such regulations as may be prescribed in the Secretary of State.

(b) Oath of allegiance; issuance of certificate. Upon determination by the district director that a person is a United States citizen pursuant to section 301(h) of the Act, the person shall take the oath of allegiance, prescribed in 8 CFR part 337, before an officer of the Service designated to administer the oath of allegiance within the United States, and a certificate of citizenship shall be issued. The person shall be considered a United States citizen as of the date of his or her birth.

[62 FR 39927, July 25, 1997, as amended at 74 FR 26940, June 5, 2009; 76 FR 53797, Aug. 29, 2011]

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