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Hi Guys,

My wife has a green card(CR1) and she will give birth in the Philippines.

Can the baby apply for Philippine passport and accompany her to the US without undergoing CRBA?

Thanks

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No. If the child is a USC, he/she needs a US passport to enter the US.

So a CRBA and US passport has to be acquired for the child.


Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011

GREEN CARD ARRIVED 12/31/2011

Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014

10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED 05/06/2014

N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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The baby is a "dual citizen" by virtue of birth to parents that are citizens of two different country's therefore required by USCIS to obtain a US passport via CRBA to enter the US. US Immigration will not allow the baby entrance nor will the Philippine immigration allow the baby to leave the country without a proper visa.

Therefore, it's highly suggested that you get a Philippines and a US passport for the baby after you successfully navigate CRBA.

Here is the 2015 requirements and if you Google you are opt to get 2016. This at least will give an idea the process for CRBA.

http://photos.state....d 2015June.pdf

https://ph.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/birth/

Tip: be absolutely sure that your name appears on the baby's birth certificate as the father so you do not have any problems in the future.

Good luck.

Edited by Greenbaum

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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Excellent information for CRBA - from 2012 so information may need updating especially fee.

http://manila.usemba...itizenship.html

CRBA Appointment Instructions

Edited by Greenbaum

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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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I've also wondered about this question for when the time comes for my wife and I to have a baby. In this situation is it easier/better to have the baby born in the US (and then apply for Philippines citizenship/passport) or have it born in the Philippines (and then apply for US citizenship/passport)? Is it just 6 of one half dozen of the other? Or are there advantages to having it born in one country vs. the other?

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No advantages. 50/50 choice.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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From the stories I've heard, and seeing what a friend went through, I'd vote for having a kid born in the us. Getting Filipino citizenship and passport is simple compared to the hoops you have to jump through to get the crba.

Friend ended up having to wait, like 3 months if I'm right, to get the NSO birth certificate that was required to do the crba. And she had already been in the Philippines for 4-5 months. She ended up leaving her kid with family and coming back to the us, waiting 2-3 months for the paperwork to be ready, then finally being able to go back to get her baby.

Not saying it can't be done quicker, but if you don't have the time/ don't want to be away from the loved ones, I'd vote to push em out here in the us.

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After rethinking my earlier answer and some guidance from a friend I highly recommend having your child in the US. Just from the amount of time it takes in the Philippines compared to the US it's easier to opt for US birth.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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It isn't really 50/50 - the advantage is being born in the USA, then file ROB (Report of Birth) through the Philippine consulate representing your state (done through the mail), after that you are done, just need to get passports. And the baby can run for President.

If you decide for the baby to be born in the Philippines plan to be there at least 4-6 months after the birth. For the babies U.S. citizenship to be recognized you will need to complete CRBA (consulate report of birth abroad) at USEM, but before you can do this you will need the PSA certified copy of the birth certificate, not the local birth certificate from the barangay. This is where you will spend most of 4 months - waiting for the local birth certificate to be forwarded to PSA and recorded. Once you have the PSA BC you can then start the CRBA/U.S. passport process. During this time you should also complete the passport process at DFA for the Philippine passport. Baby can not run for President.

As you see... advantage Born in the USA. ;)

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It isn't really 50/50 - the advantage is being born in the USA, then file ROB (Report of Birth) through the Philippine consulate representing your state (done through the mail), after that you are done, just need to get passports. And the baby can run for President.

If you decide for the baby to be born in the Philippines plan to be there at least 4-6 months after the birth. For the babies U.S. citizenship to be recognized you will need to complete CRBA (consulate report of birth abroad) at USEM, but before you can do this you will need the PSA certified copy of the birth certificate, not the local birth certificate from the barangay. This is where you will spend most of 4 months - waiting for the local birth certificate to be forwarded to PSA and recorded. Once you have the PSA BC you can then start the CRBA/U.S. passport process. During this time you should also complete the passport process at DFA for the Philippine passport. Baby can not run for President.

As you see... advantage Born in the USA. ;)

You gotta love Hank !!!


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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