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The Oath of U.S. Citizenship and Allegiance to the U.S. Constitution

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The following United States Oath of Citizenship must be taken by all immigrants who wish to become naturalized citizens of the United States:

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 law;

  • that I will perform 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.

In acknowledgement whereof I have hereunto affixed my signature.

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