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Chinese minor . . . naturalization

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I encountered a question I can't answer. It's China specific

Parents and minor child are Green Card holders with Chinese passports, residing in the US.

The parents naturalize to become US citizens when the child is still young.

Normally, the child automatically became a US citizen when the parents naturalized. Since China does not allow dual citizenship, the parents surrendered their Chinese passports after becoming US citizens. The child, now 15, still has her Chinese passport. Logically she would be a US citizen as well, yet I'm not sure if China would still see her as a Chinese citizen as she had no say in this.

In other countries, when the child automatically becomes a US citizen, she would not lose her original citizenship. Yet here I am at loss, have no clue.

Who knows?

There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand

I am not 100% sure about China but India does not allow dual citizenship either. The rules should be similar. If it was India the child will continue to remain a legal Indian citizen until the day she officially becomes US citizen. Once an official US citizen she is supposed to renounce Indian Citizenship and surrender the Indian Passport. I've heard of a few people who do not surrender their passports and maintain an under the table dual citizenship.

02/01/2016 - B-2 Visa declined

03/05/2016 - B-2 Visa reapplied

03/18/2016 - B-2 Visa declined

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