USCIS, Apr. 18, 2018 – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify certain requirements for acquisition of U.S. citizenship for children born outside the United States and out of wedlock under sections 301 and 309 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). USCIS is making conforming edits to the USCIS nationality charts. This update addresses: Changes to physical presence requirements in acquisition of citizenship cases per the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Sessions v. Morales-Santana; [and] Clarifications on what may qualify as a father’s written agreement of financial support for purposes of certain acquisition of citizenship cases.

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