Validation of USA Citizenship?

I don't know if this apply now, but several years ago when you became a USA Citizen, you had to stay living in USA for the following 6 months to validate the Citizenship. Is this apply now?

2 Answers

  • HJW
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    no, it is not longer in effect :

    Schneider v. Rusk, 377 U.S. 163 (1964)

    Angelika Schneider was born in Germany. She came to the US with her parents and became a US citizen upon their naturalization. While a graduate student in Europe, she met a German man whom she later married, and she moved permanently to Germany to live with him.

    The State Department claimed Schneider had lost her US citizenship in accordance with a section of the Immigration and Nationality Act which revoked the citizenship of any naturalized citizen who returned to his or her country of birth and remained there for at least three years. Schneider took the State Department to court ("Rusk" was Dean Rusk, Secretary of State in the Johnson administration) and won her case before the Supreme Court in a 5-3 decision.

    so,now you can go live anywhere you wish and for as long as you want.

  • tom
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago


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