Persons Naturalized, Petitions Approved & Denied

Summary: Number of personal naturalized, petitions filed and denied

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This database reports naturalization petitions, persons naturalized (civilian and military), and petitions denied for Fiscal Years. (Fiscal Years prior to 1976 refer to July 1-June 30; Fiscal Years after 1975 refer to Oct. 1-Sept. 30.  Fiscal Year 1976 contained 15 months, from July 1, 1975-Sept. 30, 1976.) 1907 includes naturalizations from September 27, 1906 to June 30, 1907.  Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is conferred upon foreign citizens or nationals after fulfilling the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  


The three-year moving average reflects of the ratio of petitions denied to those approved and is included since many petitions are not adjudicated in the year in which they are filed. Each petition relates to one person.  Petitions filed in one year may not be adjudicated during the same year. Data on military naturalizations prior to 1918 are not available.  Special provisions for military naturalizations expired or suspended in 1925 and 1935.

Geographic Coverage: U.S.

Periodicity: Biennially

Series Begins/Ends: 1907 - 2020

Source (APA): RAND State Statistics. (2022, September 14). Persons Naturalized, Petitions Approved & Denied.,-petitions-approved---denied.html?dbc=cmFuZF91c2E=&bid=%27Nw==%27
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Derived From: Department of Homeland Security

Updated:  Sep. 14, 2022 Estimated next update: Sep. 17, 2024

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