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making my child born in PI USC

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I am not sure what to do I have a child that is 6 months old in PI I want to bring her to the US. If I go and make her a USC can her mother follow her here without us being married.

i hope this helps Report of a Birth of a Child


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A minor terminology point, but perhaps significant. You don't make your child a US Citizen. The law says that your child has always been a US Citizen since birth, assuming you are a US Citizen and you've spent at least five years inside the US, at least two of those years being after you turned 14 years old.

What you need to do is obtain documentation of the fact that your child has always been a US Citizen since birth.

A consular report of birth abroad is the thing you're looking for. dreamingofyou has given you the link to the right info.

Getting a passport, certificate of citizenship, or consular report of birth abroad for your child does nothing for the child's mother, at least not today.

If she wants to come to the US, she'll have to go through the normal marriage-based visa process.

There are two ways the child helps, but only a little. First, she provides evidence of the bona fide nature of your relationship, which may help in getting a marriage-based visa. Second, after the child turns 21, the US Citizen child may choose to file an immigration petition for her mother, eventually getting a green card for the mother. This assumes the laws don't change significantly in the meantime. Obviously, that's a much longer route to a green card than if you file for a visa for her today.


04 Apr, 2004: Got married

05 Apr, 2004: I-130 Sent to CSC

13 Apr, 2004: I-130 NOA 1

19 Apr, 2004: I-129F Sent to MSC

29 Apr, 2004: I-129F NOA 1

13 Aug, 2004: I-130 Approved by CSC

28 Dec, 2004: I-130 Case Complete at NVC

18 Jan, 2005: Got the visa approved in Caracas

22 Jan, 2005: Flew home together! CCS->MIA->SFO

25 May, 2005: I-129F finally approved! We won't pursue it.

8 June, 2006: Our baby girl is born!

24 Oct, 2006: Window for filing I-751 opens

25 Oct, 2006: I-751 mailed to CSC

18 Nov, 2006: I-751 NOA1 received from CSC

30 Nov, 2006: I-751 Biometrics taken

05 Apr, 2007: I-751 approved, card production ordered

23 Jan, 2008: N-400 sent to CSC via certified mail

19 Feb, 2008: N-400 Biometrics taken

27 Mar, 2008: Naturalization interview notice received (NOA2 for N-400)

30 May, 2008: Naturalization interview, passed the test!

17 June, 2008: Naturalization oath notice mailed

15 July, 2008: Naturalization oath ceremony!

16 July, 2008: Registered to vote and applied for US passport

26 July, 2008: US Passport arrived.

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