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My parents are US born citizens, I was born in Canada, how can I get my US passport?

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I'm 28 years old and want to live in the USA. I was born in Canada and have a Canadian passport, but both of my parents are from the USA. They moved to Canada in the 70's and I don't think they ever had american passports. I have copies of their birth certificates. I'm just wondering if anyone has any advice about the best way to go about this? I think I will need a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240), I didn't get one at birth, is it possible to get one now?

I'm currently in California, and am wondering if I should try by mail, or in the USA or in Canada?

Thank you sooo much!!!!


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A Consular Report of Birth can only be created at an American consular office overseas while the child is under age 18.

Quoted from here: http://travel.state.gov/law/family_issues/birth/birth_593.html

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Do they meet the residency requirements to pass citizenship on to you?

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