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9yo Daughter Born Abroad - How To Get US Passport

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Hi, I'm trying to find out the best way to go about this.  My daughter was born to my then wife who left to go back to Russia.  My daughter was born in Russia, and my ex-wife let her LPR status lapse so she can only enter the US with a tourist visa.  Daughter never came to the US until a visit with her mom in 2016, and has been visiting me on a tourist visa since then every summer.  We want to get my daughter dual citizenship so she can more easily come to see me.  I thought form N-600 would be the required form to file but per the "who should file" instructions, you must be a LPR and must be living in the US and in the legal and physical custody of your US citizen parent.  Since my daughter is not a LPR or has an A number, maybe this is not the form we need to submit to get citizenship through me.  It seems other family forms require you to be physically present in the US first.  I'm not sure where to start on this journey.  Thank you.

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3 hours ago, Reds89z said:

Hi, I'm trying to find out the best way to go about this.  My daughter was born to my then wife who left to go back to Russia.  My daughter was born in Russia, and my ex-wife let her LPR status lapse so she can only enter the US with a tourist visa.  Daughter never came to the US until a visit with her mom in 2016, and has been visiting me on a tourist visa since then every summer.  We want to get my daughter dual citizenship so she can more easily come to see me.  I thought form N-600 would be the required form to file but per the "who should file" instructions, you must be a LPR and must be living in the US and in the legal and physical custody of your US citizen parent.  Since my daughter is not a LPR or has an A number, maybe this is not the form we need to submit to get citizenship through me.  It seems other family forms require you to be physically present in the US first.  I'm not sure where to start on this journey.  Thank you.

You need to file for a CRBA or what is called a Citizen Report of Birth Abroad. You will have to do this with the U.S. embassy in Moscow.

 

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/154-consular-reports-of-birth-abroad-crba/

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Is there any way to do the CRBA here in the US?  Or does it have to be done at the facing consulate where the child was born?  I ask because the post interview requirements (if any) may require an extended stay abroad.  

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**Moved from Bringing Family Members of US Citizens to America to CRBA subforum**


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 🇷🇺  CR-1 via DCF in Moscow* (2016-2017) 🇺🇸 Info about my DCF experience here and here.

Spoiler

26-Jul-2016: Married abroad (USC + Russian husband) 👩‍❤️‍👨
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview at Embassy - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

*NOTE: The USCIS Field Office in Moscow is now CLOSED.

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – error in middle name 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sep-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions - NBC (Apr-2019-???) 📝 MSC I-751 filers: Track your case here!

Spoiler

28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

01-Apr-2019: ROC in the mail to Phoenix AZ lockbox! 📫

03-Apr-2019: ROC packet delivered to lockbox

09-Apr-2019: USCIS cashed check

09-Apr-2019: Case number received via text - MSC 📲

12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office  

??-???-2019: TBA...

30-Mar-2020: N-400 early filing window opens! 🇺🇸

 

 

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Why don’t you first look up the requirements for crba and what evidence the consular wants specifically for Russia before assuming it will take a long time. 


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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