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US Citizen abroad has a baby while waiting for DS260 to approve

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My Sister is a US Citizen married in Pakistan, I-130 was approved, filed DS260 a few weeks ago, have not received any approval yet, all supporting documents and AOS were mailed same day. She is about to have a baby in Pakistan.

1- Can she add the baby to her husband's DS260, if yes how?

2- Does she and the baby have to go through DNA testing at time of interview , its very costly and time consuming.

3- Anyone went through same thing in Pakistan, how was their experience in Islamabad embassy?

Thanks!

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She cannot add the baby, no,

Hopefully, the baby is a US citizen, if mom spent enough time physically in the USA. If so, mom should file CRBA (Consular Report of Birth Abroad) and get baby a US passport.

If mom did not spend enough time in the USA, she may be able to get a baby transportation letter, but if not, will need to file a I-130 for her/him.

DNA testing is unlikely to be required if baby is born in a hospital and a birth cert is obtained.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Thank you everybody for your input.

She was in US for 5 years as Citizen, moved to Pakistan in July 2015 and got married. She has been in Pakistan since then which is now 14 months approximately.

She wants to avoid CRB as it is time consuming and expensive (Over $1000 with 2-3 months processing for DNA processing). It seems DNA test is a requirement for CRB.

What are other options other than CRB?

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CRBA certainly does NOT always require DNA testing. It is also a lot cheaper and quicker than filing for a visa for the baby.

Regardless, if the baby might be entitled to US citizenship, she will not be able to obtain visa for it. In fact, we have seen many cases on here where the parent's visa was delayed. refused until CRBA was filed.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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