Washington, DC - USCIS is issuing policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to better define residence in certain situations involving acquisition and transmission of citizenship, and clarify the distinction between U.S. residence and physical presence. In addition, USCIS is updating its policy regarding children of U.S. government employees and U.S. armed forces members employed or stationed outside the United States to explain that they are not considered to be “residing in the United States” for purposes of acquiring citizenship under INA 320.
The Policy Alert is available here:
Volume 12: Citizenship and Naturalization, Part H, Children of U.S. Citizens; Part I, Military Members and their Families. (Final date for comments: Sept. 12, 2019)