Act of June 25, 1936
As amended by the Act of July 2, 1940 (54 Stat. 715), see p. 903. Repealed by sec. 504 of the Act of October 14, 1940 (54 Stat. 1172), see p. 997. But see sec. 317 (b), p. 928, of that Act for similar provisions.
Repatriation of Native-born Women Who Lost
Citizenship by Marriage
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That hereafter a woman, being a native-born citizen, who has or is believed to have lost her United States citizenship solely by reason of her marriage prior to September 22, 1922, to an alien, and whose marital status with such alien has or shall have terminated or who has resided continuously in the United States since the date of such marriage, * shall be deemed to be a citizen of the United States to the same extent as though her marriage to said alien had taken place on or after September 22, 1922: Provided, however, That no such woman shall have or claim any rights as a citizen of the United States until she shall have duly taken the oath of allegiance as prescribed in section 4 of the Act approved June 29, 1906 (34 Stat. 596; U.S.C., title 8, sec. 381), at any place within or under the jurisdiction of the United States before a court exercising naturalization jurisdiction thereunder or, outside of the jurisdiction of the United States, before a secretary of embassy or legation or a consular officer as prescribed in section 1750 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (U.S.C., title 22, sec. 131); and such officer before whom such oath of allegiance shall be taken shall make entry thereof in the records of his office or in the naturalization records of the court, as the case may be, and shall deliver to such person taking such oath, upon demand, a certified copy of the proceedings had, including a copy of the oath, administered under the seal of his office or of such court, at a cost not exceeding $1, which shall be evidence of the facts stated therein before any court of record or judicial tribunal and in any department of the United States. (54 Stat. 715; 8 U.S.C. 9a)
*The words â€œor who has resided continuously in the United States since the date of such marriage,â€ were added by the Act of July 2, 1940 (54 Stat. 715), see p. 903.
NOTE: I received a copy of the Act on August 30, 2001, from:
National Archives and Records Administration
201 Varick Street, 12th Floor
New York, New York 10014-4811http://www.nara.gov
The Archives Specialist says, â€œThis branch has naturalization records (including Repatriations) filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York (Buffalo), 1906-1966.â€