Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/1177

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76TH CONG. , 3D SESS.-CH. 876-OCT. 14 , 1940 the court that during all such period of absence he has been under employment by, or contract with, the United States, or such Ameri- can institution of research, or American firm or corporation, described in subsection (b) of this section, and has been carrying on the activi- ties described in that subsection in its behalf. (d) The following shall be regarded as residence within the United States within the meaning of this chapter: (1) Honorable service on vessels owned directly by the Govern- ment of the United States, whether or not rendered at any time prior to the applicant's lawful entry into the United States: Provided,That this subdivision shall not apply to service on vessels operating in and about the Canal Zone in connection with the maintenance, operation, protection, and civil government of the Panama Canal and Canal Zone. (2) Continuous service by a seaman on a vessel or vessels whose home port is in the United States and which are of American registry or American owned, if rendered subsequent to the applicant's lawful entry into the United States for permanent residence and immediately preceding the date of naturalization. SEC. 308. Any alien who has been lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence and who has heretofore been or may hereafter be absent temporarily from the United States solely in his or her capacity as a regularly ordained clergyman or nun, shall be considered as residing in the United States for the purpose of natu- ralization, notwithstanding any such absence from the United States, but he or she shall in all other respects comply with the requirements of the naturalization laws. Such alien shall prove to the satisfaction of the Attorney General and the naturalization court that his or her absence from the United States has been solely in the capacity herein- before described. Residence within U.S. Service on U. S . vessels. Proviso. Certain vessels oper- ating in Canal Zone. Service on vessels having home ports in U.S. Temporary absence of alien clergymen or nuns. REQUIREMENTS AS TO PROOF SEC. 309. (a) As to each period and place of residence in the State in which the petitioner resides at the time of filing the petition, during the entire period of at least six months immediately preceding the date of filing the petition, there shall be included in the petition the affidavits of at least two credible witnesses, citizens of the United States, stating that each has personally known the petitioner to have been a resident at such place for such period, and that the petitioner is and during all such period has been a person of good moral char- acter, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States. (b) At the hearing on the petition, residence in the State in which the petitioner resides at the time of filing the petition, for at least six months immediately preceding the date of filing the petition, and the other qualifications required by subsection (a) of section 307 dur- ing such residence shall be proved by the oral testimony of at least two credible witnesses citizens of the United States, in addition to the affidavits required by subsection (a) of this section to be included in the petition. At the hearing, residence within the United States during the five-year period, but outside the State, or within the State but prior to the six months immediately preceding the date of filing the petition, and the other qualifications required by subsection (a) of section 307 during such period at such places, shall be proved either by depositions taken in accordance with subsection (e) of section 327, or oral testimony, of at least two such witnesses for each place of residence. Affidavits as to State residence, etc. Oral testimony at hearing. Ante, p. 1142. Proof of U. S. resi- dence. Ante, p. 1142. Post, p. 1151 . 54 STAT.] 1143