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Find your ancestor's immigration or naturalization year. Search Passport Applications, Alien Registrations, Almshouse Records, Oaths of Allegiance, Census Records, City Directories, Land Records, Ships Passenger Lists, Newspapers or Voters Registrations
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World War I Alien Registrations in the United States

All states were required to complete alien registrations but not all records were kept.

Alien Registration Records 1940-1944

The Alien Registration Program began 1 July 1940. Every alien resident of the USA had to register at a local post office. Aliens entering USA had to register when they applied for admission. All aliens over 14 fell under this law. Forms filled out by aliens were sent to INS, along with a registration number. They are known as "AR-2" files

Registrations from 1940-1944 are on microfilm at INS. To obtain copies of AR-2 Files, you must submit a request identifying the immigrant by name, date of birth, and place of birth to the INS Freedom of Information Act program.

See an Alien Registration Form (AR-2)

See an Alien Registration Card (AR-3)

Alien Registrations

Index to Alien Registration Affidavits: U.S. District Court, Phoenix Division, February 6, 1918-June 28, 1918 [NaturalizationRecords.com]

St. Paul, Minnesota Alien Registrations, 1918 [FEEFHS.org]

Index to Enemy Alien Registration Affidavits 6,000 affidavits created by U.S. Marshals, Kansas Judicial District, 1917-1921 [NaturalizationRecords.com]

McKeesport, Alleghany County, Pennsylvania Alien Identification Card for Elizabeth Koval 1940 includes her immigration date and port of entry

Alien Personal History and Statements, Iowa 1942-1946

Alien Applications for Permission to Depart from USA, 1919-1920, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas

Alien's Personal History and Statement (DSS Form 304), 1942-1945, for Michigan

Alien Personal History and Statements, Minnesota 1942-1946

Alien Personal History and Statements, Missouri 1942-1946

Alien Personal History and Statements, Nebraska 1942-1946

Alien Personal History and Statements North Dakota, 1942-1946

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Alternate resources that provide immigration or naturalization years are

marker for naturalization records in USA Naturalization Brick Wall Help
marker for naturalization records in USA Census Records
marker for naturalization records in USA City Directories
marker for naturalization records in USA Land Records
marker for naturalization records in USA Newspapers (Obits, Announcements)
marker for naturalization records in USA Passport Applications
marker for naturalization records in USA Ships Passenger Lists
marker for naturalization records in USA Voters Registration


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