Immigration and Naturalization – Modified Oath of Allegiance
The following Oath of Allegiance for those seeking to become naturalized citizens of the United States, is recommended in lieu of the conventional oath for use by members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, who hold conscientious religious convictions against bearing arms, as provided by law. The wording of this modified oath is based upon 8 U.S.C.S., Section 1448:
I do solemnly swear under penalty of perjury that I will give allegiance to the United States and support its Constitution; renounce and abjure absolutely and entirely all allegiance and fidelity to any other sovereign nation, including that in which I have previously held citizenship; I will obey the laws of the nation, giving true and faithful allegiance to this land of my adoption, against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and based upon my religious convictions, to provide noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or perform work of national importance under civilian direction as provided for by federal law.
I realize that by signing this statement I am acknowledging that I will take this modified Oath of Allegiance to the United States in a court of law.
State of )
County of )
Subscribed and sworn to (or affirmed) before me on this _________ day of
_________ (month), ________ (year).