What Counts as an American Institution of Research or International Organization for Purposes of Expeditious Naturalization?

You may qualify for expeditious naturalization in the United States if your U.S. citizen spouse is employed abroad by a listed American research institution or international organization.

Check out the below lists to see if you may qualify. Then, for more on expeditious naturalization, see here.

American Research Institutions

The following organizations have been determined to be American Institutions of research recognized by the Attorney General in federal regulations (8 C.F.R. § 316.20(a)):

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF – USA).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University (only in relationship to its research programs).

American Friends of the Middle East, Inc.

American Institutes of Research in the Behavioral Sciences (only in relationship to research projects abroad).

American Universities Field Staff, Inc.

American University, The, Cairo, Egypt.

American University of Beirut (Near East College Associations).

Arctic Institute of North America, Inc.

Armour Research Foundation of Illinois Institute of Technology.

Asia Foundation, The (formerly Committee for a Free Asia, Inc.).

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA, Inc.), Tucson, Arizona.

Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.

Beirut University College.

Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc.

Bernice P. Biship Museum of Polynesian Antiquities, Ethnology and Natural History at Honolulu, Hawaii.

Brookhaven National Laboratory, Associated Universities, Inc.

Brown University (Department of Engineering), Providence, R.I.

Buffalo Eye Bank and Research Society, Inc.

Burma Office of Robert N. Nathan Associates, Inc.

California State University at Long Beach, Department of Geological Sciences.

Carleton College (Department of Sociology and Anthropology), Northfield, Minnesota.

Center of Alcohol Studies, Laboratory of Applied Biodynamics of Yale University. Central Registry of Jewish Losses in Egypt.

College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin.

College of Medicine, State University of New York.

Colorado State University (Research Foundation), Fort Collins, Colo.

Colorado University (International Economic Studies Center), Boulder, Colo.

Columbia University (Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law) and (Faculty of Pure Science), New York, N.Y.

Cornell University (International Agricultural Development, University of the Philippines-Cornell University Graduate Education Program).

Dartmouth Medical School.

Department of French, Department of Scandinavian Languages, and Department of Near Eastern Languages of the University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

Duke University.

Environmental Research Laboratory of the University of Arizona.

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Medford, Mass.

Ford Foundation, 477 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y.

Free Europe, Inc. (formerly Free Europe Committee, Inc.; National Committee for a Free Europe (including Radio Free Europe)).

Georgetown University.

George Williams Hooper Foundation, San Francisco Medical Center, University of California, San Francisco, Calif.

Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tropical and Preventive Medicine, Inc., and its operating unit, the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory.

Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science Division of the New School for Social Research, New York, N.Y.

Harvard University (research and educational programs only) (added 10/28/03; 68 FR 61333 )

Harvard-Yenching Institute.

Humboldt State University, School of Natural Resources, Wildlife Management Department.

Indiana University at Bloomington, Indianapolis, South Bend, Northwest, Kokomo, Southeast, East, and Fort Wayne (added 10/28/03; 68 FR 61333 )

Iowa State University. (TM 8/90)

Institute for Development Anthropology, Inc.

Institute of International Education, Inc.

Institute of International Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

International Center for Social Research, New York, N.Y.

International Development Foundation, Inc.

International Development Services, Inc.

International Research Associates, Inc.

Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (formerly Stanford Center for Chinese Studies) in Taipei, Taiwan.

Iran Foundation, Inc., The.

Kossuth Foundation, Inc., The, New York, N.Y.

Louisiana State University.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

Missouri Botanical Garden (research and educational programs only) (Added effective 10/20/97; 62 FR 49131 )

Natural Science Foundation, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

New York Zoological Society.

Paderewski Foundation, Inc.

Peabody Museum of Natural History of Yale University.

People to People Health Foundation, Inc., The (only in relationship to the scientific research activities that will be carried on abroad by the medical staff of the SS “Hope”).

Pierce College (in relationship to research by an instructor, Department of Psychology), Athens, Greece.

Population Council, The, New York, N.Y.

Radio Liberty Committee, Inc. (formerly American Committee for Liberation, Inc.; American Committee for Liberation of the Peoples of Russia, Inc.; American Committee for Liberation from Bolshevism, Inc.).

Rockefeller Foundation.

Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey (added 10/28/03; 68 FR 61333 )

School of International Relations of the University of Southern California.

SIRIMAR (Societa Internazionale Recerche Marine) Division, Office of the Vice President for Research, Pennsylvania State University.

Social Science Research Council.

Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) (TM 8/90)

Stanford Electronic Laboratories, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, Calif.

Stanford University (the George Vanderbilt Foundation), Stanford, Calif.

Syracuse University.

Tulane University Graduate School.

Tulane University Medical School.

University of Alabama. (TM 8/90)

University of Alabama Medical Center.

University of Chicago (as a participant in the International Cooperation Administration Program No. W – 74 only).

University of Colorado (Department of History), Boulder, Colo.

University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Science (Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages).

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

University of Ilinois at Urbana – Champaign, Austria – Illinois Exchange Program.

University of Kansas, Office of International Programs.

“University of La Verne (La Verne College of Athens) (Added effective 8/7/97; 62 FR 36447 )”.

University of Michigan (School of Natural Resources), Ann Arbor, Mich.

University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology (in relationship to research project abroad).

University of Nebraska Mission in Columbia, South America.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind.

University of Puerto Rico.

University of Washington (Department of Marketing, Transportation, and International Business) and (The School of Public Health and Community Medicine), Seattle, Wash.

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan.

Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.

Williams College, Economic Department, Williamstown, Mass.

International Organizations

The following are public international organizations of which the United States is a member by treaty or statute or which enjoy the same privileges under law (8 C.F.R. § 316.20(a)):

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

United Nations and all agencies and organizations which are a part thereof.

African Development Fund (E.O. 11977, Mar. 14, 1977).

Asian Development Bank (E.O. 11334, Mar. 7, 1967).

Caribbean Organization (E.O. 10983, Dec. 30, 1961).

Criminal Police Organization (E.O. 12425, 6/16/83).

Customs Cooperation Council (E.O. 11596, June 5, 1971).

European Space Research Organization (ESRO) (E.O. 11760, Jan. 17, 1974).

Food and Agriculture Organization, The (E.O. 9698, Feb 19, 1946).

Great Lakes Fishery Commission (E.O. 11059, Oct. 23, 1962).

Inter-American Defense Board (E.O. 10228, Mar. 26, 1951).

Inter-American Development Bank (E.O. 10873, Apr. 8, 1960).

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (E.O. 9751, 7/11/46).

Inter-American Statistical Institute (E.O. 9751, July 11, 1946).

Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (E.O. 11059, Oct. 23, 1962).

Intergovernmental Committee for European Migration (formerly the Provisional Intergovernmental Committee for the Movement of Migrants from Europe) (E.O. 10335, Mar. 28, 1952).

Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization (E.O. 10795, Dec. 13, 1958).

International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727, Aug. 31, 1957).

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (E.O. 9751, July 11, 1946).

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (E.O. 11966, 1/19/77).

International Civil Aviation Organization (E.O. 9863, May 31, 1947).

International Coffee Organization (E.O. 11225, May 22, 1965).

International Cotton Advisory Committee (E.O. 9911, Dec. 19, 1947). International Development Association (E.O. 11966, 1/19/77).

International Fertilizer Development Center (E.O. 11977, Mar. 14, 1977).

International Finance Corporation (E.O. 10680, Oct. 2, 1956).

International Food Policy Research Institute (E.O. 12359, 4/22/82).

International Hydrographic Bureau (E.O. 10769, May 29, 1958).

International Institute for Cotton (E.O. 11283, 5/27/66).

International Joint Commission — United States and Canada (E.O. 9972, June 25, 1948).

International Labor Organization, The (functions through staff known as The International Labor Office) (E.O. 9698, Feb. 19, 1946).

International Maritime Satellite Organization (E.O. 12238, 9/12/80).

International Monetary Fund (E.O. 9751, July 11, 1946).

International Pacific Halibut Commission (E.O. 11059, Oct. 23, 1962).

International Secretariat for Volunteer Service (E.O. 11363, July 20, 1967).

International Telecommunication Union (E.O. 9863, May 31, 1947).

International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) (E.O. 11718, May 14, 1973).

International Wheat Advisory Committee (E.O. 9823, Jan. 24, 1947).

Multinational Force and Observers (E.O. 12359, 4/22/82).

Organization for European Economic Cooperation (E.O. 10133, June 27, 1950) (Now known as Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; 28 FR 2959, Mar. 26, 1963).

Organization of African Unity (OAU) (E.O. 11767, Feb. 19, 1974).

Organization of American States (includes Pan American Union) (E.O. 10533, June 3, 1954).

Pan American Health Organization (includes Pan American Sanitary Bureau) (E.O. 10864, Feb. 18, 1960).

Preparatory Commission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (E.O. 10727, Aug. 31, 1957).

Preparatory Commission for the International Refugee Organization and its successor, the International Refugee Organization (E.O. 9887, Aug. 22, 1947).

South Pacific Commission (E.O. 10086, Nov. 25, 1949).

United International Bureau for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) (E.O. 11484, Sept. 29, 1969).

United Nations, The (E.O. 9698, Feb. 19, 1946).

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (E.O. 9863, May 31, 1947).

Universal Postal Union (E.O. 10727, Aug. 31, 1957).

World Health Organization (E.O. 10025, Dec. 30, 1948).

World Intellectual Property Organization (E.O. 11866, 6/18/75).

World Meteorological Organization (E.O. 10676, Sept. 1, 1956).


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