Remote Naturalization Oaths are Legally Permissible

Citizenship and Naturalization
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USCIS Naturalization processing was already delayed as long as 3-4 years in many jurisdictions before the pandemic and ensuing USCIS closures hit. Many thousands of applicants are waiting to complete the application process.

 This practice advisory describes why remote naturalization oaths are a legally permissible and practical measure that USCIS could employ to reduce the backlog in naturalization processing.