Naturalization
Naturalization
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Naturalization Hearings
are usually held once a month at the Federal Courthouse in Pittsburgh
at 10:00 a.m. on the third Friday of each month
and twice per year in the Erie and Johnstown Divisions of the Court.

Naturalization Resource

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Oath

Taking the Oath

 
As provided in section 337 of the Act and 8 CFR 337.1(a), the standard (i.e., unmodified) oath to be taken by an applicant for naturalization is as follows:

I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perfor m noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.
 
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"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."