Sorry if this is the wrong forum. Please move if there is a better place.
Following is a summary of the help I am hoping for:
I am a US citizen, Social Security recipient residing in South America. I am inquiring about naturalizing my 8 year old step daughter. I also plan to apply for the adopted minor child Social Security benefit. I have a 5 year Colombia resident visa and have lived here for about 9 years.
We do not intend to live in the USA. Most of the information here seems to be a resource for residing in the USA.
The foreign citizen residing abroad process is pretty well described in the following link to UCSIS. But I am unclear on which visa to apply for and the required steps.
The only proof I have of care, custody and control is my wife and step daughter as beneficiaries on my health insurance and also on my step daughters enrollment in her school. If that is not sufficient then I might be better off doing a CR-1 and move to the USA for a couple years. That certainly is not my preference. I would like to be able to continue to live here in Colombia. Of course, I do not want to even start the process if the care, custody and control requirement (or any other "non qualifers) cannot be met.
I would provide:
1 Birth certificates in both her names. (before and after adoption)
2 Health insurance invoices with step daughter and wife as my beneficiary and additionally covered on my policy. Also, school enrollment records for proof of care, custody and control. Both are for several years. Is it sufficient proof?
3 Proof of legal adoption.
4 Marriage certificate.
5 My birth certificate, proof of citizenship, presence in USA and divorces.
6 W-2's if necessary
7 I plan to use the B-1 tourist visa for naturalization interview in USA. I will apply for my wife's at the same time but will travel with just my adopted daughter if my wifes' visa is denied.