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U.S. Citizenship through Grandparents

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Hello everyone,

My husband is a U.S. Citizen but lived most his life in the Philippines. We have one child and we are planning on getting a citizenship through grandparents as advice by a lawyer. We didn't pass birth abroad report because my husband does not meet the requirements as he need to have been a U.S. resident for at least five years, with two of those years being after the age of 14.

Under current U.S. immigration laws, Section 322 of the ACT, the only possibility of obtaining (transmitting) U.S. Citizenship through American grandparents is as follows:

  1. the child is under 18 , and in the legal custody of the US citizen parent;
  2. The child’s parent is a US citizen, by either birth or naturalization.
  3. The child’s US citizen grandparent lived in the US (or US possession), for at least five years, two of which were after the grandparent’s 14th birthday.

My husband and I are collecting papers from his mom for supporting documents. Anyone who has gone through this process before?

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