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COMMISSIONER TO PRESCRIBE AND FURNISH NATURALIZATION FORMS; CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION

(d) The Commissioner shall prescribe and furnish such forms as may be required to give effect to the provisions of this chapter, and only such forms as may be so provided shall be legal. All certificates of naturalization and of citizenship shall be printed on safety paper and shall be consecutively numbered in separate series. (54 Stat. 1151; 8 U. S. C. 727.)

DESIGNATION OF MEMBERS OF THE SERVICE TO ADMINISTER OATHS AND TAKE DEPOSITIONS; CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH DEPOSITIONS MAY BE TAKEN BEFORE A POSTMASTER OR NOTARY PUBLIC

(e) Members of the Service may be designated by the Commissioner or a Deputy Commissioner to administer oaths and to take depositions without charge in matters relating to the administration of the naturalization and citizenship laws. In cases where there is a likelihood of unusual delay or of hardship, the Commissioner or a Deputy Commissioner may, in his discretion, authorize such depositions to be taken before a postmaster without charge, or before a notary public or other person authorized to administer oaths for general purposes. (54 Stat. 1151; 8 U. S. C. 727.)

EVIDENTIARY EFFECT OF CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION OR OF CITIZENSHIP ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER OR DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

(f) A certificate of naturalization or of citizenship issued by the Commissioner or a Deputy Commissioner under the authority of this Act shall have the same effect in all courts, tribunals, and public offices of the United States, at home and abroad, of the District of Columbia, and of each State, Territory, and insular possession of the United States, as a certificate of naturalization or of citizenship issued by a court having naturalization jurisdiction. (54 Stat. 1151; 8 U. S. C. 727.)

ADMISSIBILITY IN EVIDENCE OF CERTIFICATES AND CERTIFIED COPIES OF DOCUMENTS AND RECORDS AUTHORIZED BY THIS CHAPTER

(g) Certifications and certified copies of all papers, documents, certificates, and records required or authorized to be issued, used, filed, recorded, or kept under any and all provisions of this chapter shall be admitted in evidence equally with the originals in any and all cases and proceedings under this Act and in all cases and proceedings in which the originals thereof might be admissible as evidence. (54 Stat. 1151; 8 U. S. C. 727.)

ESTABLISHMENT OF WELFARE PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDIOS

(h) The officers in charge of property owned or leased by the Government are authorized, upon the recommendation of the Attorney General, to provide quarters, without payment of rent, in any building occupied by the Service, for a photographic studio, operated by welfare organizations without profit and solely for the benefit of aliens seeking naturalization. Such studio shall be under the supervision of the Commissioner. (54 Stat. 1151; 8 U. S. C. 727.)

REGISTRY OF ALIENS

ALIENS ARRIVING IN UNITED STATES AFTER JANUARY 18, 1941; DESCRIPTIVE DATA

SEC. 328. (a) The Commissioner shall cause to be made, for use in complying with the requirements of this chapter, a registry of each person arriving in the United States after the effective date of this Act, of the name, age, occupation, personal description (including height, complexion, color of hair and eyes, and fingerprints), the date and place of birth, nationality, the last residence, the intended place of residence in the United States, the date and place of arrival of said person, and the name of vessel or other means of transportation, upon which said person arrived, (54 Stat. 1151-1152; 8 U. S. C. 728.)

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REGISTRY OF ALIENS WHERE NO RECORD OF ADMISSION FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE, ENTRY PRIOR TO JULY 1, 1924

(b) Registry of aliens at ports of entry required by subsection (a) of this section may be made as to any alien not ineligible to citizenship in whose case there is no record of admission for permanent residence, if such alien shall make a satisfactory showing to the Commissioner, in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Commissioner, with the approval of the Attorney General, that such alien

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(1) Entered the United States prior to July 1, 1924;* (2) Has resided in the United States continuously since such entry;

(3) Is a person of good moral character; and

(4) Is not subject to deportation. (54 Stat. 1152; 8 U. S. C. 728.)

· RECORD OF REGISTRY DEEMED LAWFUL ADMISSION FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE

(c) For the purposes of the immigration laws and naturalization laws an alien, in respect of whom a record of registry has been made as authorized by this section, shall be deemed to have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence as of the date of such alien's entry. (54 Stat. 1152; 8 U. S. C. 728.)

CERTIFICATE OF ARRIVAL

ISSUED UNDER REGULATIONS UPON APPLICATION TO THE COMMISSIONER

SEO. 329. (a) The certificate of arrival required by this chapter may be issued upon application to the Commissioner in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Commissioner, with the approval of the Attorney General, upon the making of a record of registry as authorized by section 328 of this Act. (54 Stat. 1152; 8 U. S. C. 729.)

LAWFUL ENTRY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE REQUISITE FOR VALID
DECLARATION OF INTENTION

(b) No declaration of intention shall be made by any person who arrived in the United States after June 29, 1906, until such person's

•In the original Act of Mar. 2, 1929 (45 Stat. 1512-1518), the date was June 8, 1921; this date was changed to July 1, 1924, by the Act of Aug. 7, 1939 (53 Stat, 1248). By the Act of June 8, 1934 (48 Stat. 926), the privileges of the Act of Mar. 2, 1929, were made available until June 8, 1935, under specified conditions to certain aliens having continuous residence in the United States since July 1, 1933.

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lawful entry for permanent residence shall have been established, and a certificate showing the date, place, and manner of arrival in the United States shall have been issued. It shall be the duty of the Commissioner or a Deputy Commissioner to cause to be issued such certificate. (54 Stat. 1152; 8 U. S. C. 729.)

PHOTOGRAPHS SIGNED COPIES REQUIRED OF APPLICANT FOR DECLARATION OF INTENTION AND PETITIONER FOR NATURALIZATION; DISPOSITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS

SEC. 330. (a) Two photographs of the applicant shall be signed by and furnished by each applicant for a declaration of intention and by each petitioner for naturalization or citizenship. One of such photographs shall be affixed by the clerk of the court to the triplicate declaration of intention issued to the declarant and one to the duplicate declaration of intention required to be forwarded to the Service; and one of such photographs shall be affixed to the original certificate of naturalization issued to the naturalized citi. zen and one to the duplicate certificate of naturalization required to be forwarded to the Service. (54 Stat. 1152; 8 U. S. C. 730.)

( TWO PHOTOGRAPHS OF APPLICANT TO BE FURNISHED BY APPLICANT IN

OTHER PROCEEDINGS; DISPOSITION OF PHOTOGRAPHS (b) Two photographs of the applicant shall be furnished by each applicant for

(1) "A record of registry;
(2) A certificate of derivative citizenship;
(3) A certificate of naturalization;
(4) A special certificate;

(5) A declaration of intention or a certificate of naturalization or of citizenship, in lieu of one lost, mutilated, or destroyed; and

(6) A new certificate of citizenship in the new name of any naturalized citizen who, subsequent to naturalization, has had such citizen's name changed by order of a court of competent jurisdiction or by marriage.

One such photograph shall be affixed to each such declaration or certificate issued by the Commissioner and one shall be affixed to the copy of such declaration or certificate retained by the Service. (54 Stat. 1152-1153; 8 U.S. C. 730.)

DECLARATION OF INTENTION
UNDER OATH, IN DUPLICATE, IN CLERK OF COURT'S OFFICE; TIME

LIMITATIONS; AGE; SIGNATURE; CONTENTS SEC. 331. An applicant for naturalization shall make, under oath before, and only in the office of, the clerk of court or such clerk's authorized deputy, regardless of the place of residence in the United States of the applicant, not less than two nor more than seven years at least prior to the applicant's petition for naturalization, and after the applicant has reached the age of eighteen years, a signed declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States, which declaration shall be set forth in writing, in triplicate, and shall contain substantially the following averments by such applicant. (54 Stat. 1153; 8 U.S. C. 731.)

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CONTENTS OF DECLARATION OF INTENTION (1) My full, true, and correct name is

(full, true name, without abbreviation, and any other name which has been used, must appear here). (2) My present place of residence is

(number and street),

(city or town), --------- (county), (State).

(3) My occupation is 4) I am

5) My personal description is as follows: Sex complexion ----, color of eyes ----, color of hair

, feet inches, weight pounds; visible distinctive marks

race ----; present nationality (6) I was born on

(month, day, and year), in (city or town),

(county, district, province, or state),

(country). (7): I am ---- married; the name of my wife or husband is -----; we were married on

(month, day, and year), at (city or town),

(state or country); he or she was born at

(city or town), (county, district, province, or state),

(country), on (month, day, and year); and entered the United States at (city or town),

(State), on (month, day, and year), for permanent residence in the United States, and now resides at

(city or town), (state or country), (8) I have ---- children; and the name, sex, date, and place of birth, and present place of residence of each of said children who is living are as follows: (9) My place of last foreign residence was

(city or town),

(county, district, or province), (country).

(10) I emigrated to the United States from ------- (city or town),

(country). (11) My lawful entry for permanent residence in the United States was at (city or town),

(State), under the name of --

(month, day, and year), on the

(name of vessel or other means of conveyance), (12) I have ---- been absent from the United States, having departed therefrom on

(dates of departures), from the port or ports of ------, upon the following vessels or other means of conveyance:

(names of vessels or conveyances upon departures); and returned to the United States on (dates of return to the United States), at the port or ports of -----, upon the following vessels or other means of convey

(names of vessels or conveyances upon return). (13) I have

- heretofore made declaration of intention number

-- (month, day, and year), at (city or town),

(county),

(State), in the (name of court). (14) I am not an anarchist, nor a disbeliever in or opposed to organized government, nor a member of or affiliated with any organization or body of persons teaching disbelief in or opposition to organized government.

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(15) It is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States and to reside permanently therein.

(16) I will, before being admitted to citizenship, renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which at the time of admission to citizenship I may be a subject or citizen.

(17) I certify that the photograph affixed to the duplicate and triplicate hereof is a likeness of me and was signed by me.

(18) So help me God.
(54 Stat. 1153-1154; 8 U.S. C. 731.)

PETITION FOR NATURALIZATION
UNDER OATH, IN DUPLICATE, IN CLERK OF COURTS OFFICE; TIMR

LIMITATIONS; SIGNATURE; VERIFICATION: CONTENTS Sec. 332. (a) An applicant for naturalization shall, not less than two nor more than ten years 10 after such declaration of intention has been made, make and file in the office of the clerk of a natural

a ization court, in duplicate, a sworn petition in writing, signed by the applicant in the applicant's own handwriting, if physically able to write, and duly verified by witnesses, which petition shall contain substantially the following averments by such applicant. (54 Stat. 1154; 8 U. S. C. 732.)

-- years old.

--, height

CONTENTS OP PETITION FOR NATURALIZATION (1) My full, true, and correct name is

(full, true name, without abbreviation, and any other name which has been used, must appear here). (2) My present place of residence is

(number and street), (city or town),

(county), (State).

(3) My occupation is
(4) I am
(5) My personal description is: Sex

; color

----, com: plexion color of eyes

color of hair feet ---- inches, weight pounds; visible distinctive marks

; race ----; present nationality (6) I was born on

(month, day, and year),

, in (city or town),

(county, district, province, or state), --,

(country). (7) I am married; the name of my wife or husband is --; we were married on

(month, day, and year), at (city or town),

(state or country); he or she was born at

(city or town), -(county, district, province, or state), --- (country), on

(month, day, and year); entered the United States at (city or town),

(State), on (month, day, and year), for permanent residence in the United States, and now resides at

(city or town), (state or country).

(8) I have ---- children; and the name, sex, date, and place of birth, and present place of residence of each of said children who is living are as follows:

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