Jump to content
mhan27

Naturalized USC petitioner.. does he need a copy of naturalized certificate?

3 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

My husband (USC petitioner) was naturalized before the age of 18 when his parents became US citizen.  Apparently, you don't receive the naturalization certificate if you were naturalized before the age of 18 through your parents.   I have already submitted my AOS package with a copy of his US passport as a proof of US Citizen.   I was advised by a lawyer that it may be good to apply for his certificate of naturalization while I wait for the interview, and bring it to interview if I receive it on time.  She said this certificate application takes about 6 months or so and it would be a good supplementary document to have.  

 

Do you think it is really necessary to apply for this naturalization certificate to bring it to the interview?  It costs somewhere around $1000, lots of things to fill out and takes a while to receive.  I am not sure if this is absolutely needed as we have his US passport.  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While it may be a good document to have, you have already submitted your AOS, and you can't add anything unless they send you an RFE. Worst case scenario, you get an RFE, and your case gets put in limbo until you submit the right documents.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He wasn't naturalised; he became a US citizen under the Child Citizenship Act, which isn't the same thing. 

 

He could obtain a certificate of citizenship by filing an N-600, but the filing fee is $1,170 and it would probably take around 6 months to actually receive it, and an interview may be required. 

 

A valid US passport which doesn't indicate the bearer is a US national serves as perfectly adequate proof of US citizenship. 


Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×