Naturalized < 1912

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Naturalized < 1912

Postby bnqcsac » 30 Jul 2012, 02:47

I've come about lots of info about the pre July 1, 1912 naturalization rule but nothing in the last few years. Most stuff on the web I've read concerns the SF Consulate's interpretation of the 1912 rule.



GGF born Italy, immigrated 1886.
GF born NY 1893
GGF naturalized 1897

Are there still enforcement issues concerning SF (I am in SF's jurisdiction) or is this nationwide now?

Thanks, just wanting to get some fresh info. Haven't seen a post on the web re:this timestamped in the last couple years.

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Re: Naturalized < 1912

Postby mler » 31 Jul 2012, 14:25

Check the "Consulate FAQs" section at There is a thread on the 1912 rule that will offer some guidance on where the rule was and was not enforced.

From what was posted, it appears that Philadelphia does not disqualify applicants with pre-1912 naturalizations. Latest report: 2012.

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