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Can you become an American Citizen through Pastport???

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2 minutes ago, LauraTea said:

Yes I was,  I was under 18 when they did

Children who were born outside the U.S. but now live in the U.S. may acquire citizenship under Section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). A child born outside of the United States automatically becomes a U.S. citizen when all of the following conditions have been met on or after Feb. 27, 2001: 

 

The child has at least one parent, including an adoptive parent, who is a U.S. citizen by birth or through naturalization;

The child is under 18 years of age;

The child is a lawful permanent resident (LPR); and

The child is residing in the United States in the legal and physical custody of the U.S. citizen parent

 

https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-parents

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5 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

Children who were born outside the U.S. but now live in the U.S. may acquire citizenship under Section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). A child born outside of the United States automatically becomes a U.S. citizen when all of the following conditions have been met on or after Feb. 27, 2001: 

 

The child has at least one parent, including an adoptive parent, who is a U.S. citizen by birth or through naturalization;

The child is under 18 years of age;

The child is a lawful permanent resident (LPR); and

The child is residing in the United States in the legal and physical custody of the U.S. citizen parent

 

https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-parents

So basically the answer is No you can’t became an American citizen through pastport , even when you are Permanent Legal resident and both of your parents become American citizens before you were 18

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5 minutes ago, LauraTea said:

So basically the answer is No you can’t became an American citizen through pastport , even when you are Permanent Legal resident and both of your parents become American citizens before you were 18

I am not sure what “becoming an American citizen through passport” is, but I think the answer is Yes, you are a US citizen if all the 4 things listed above apply to you. You may file form N-600 as mentioned in that link to get your citizenship certificate.

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You already are a an american citizen ,because your parents were American citizen before you were 18 , while you were a LPR and you were in their care . 

The passport is the proof of your citizenship . 

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5 minutes ago, alun said:

You already are a an american citizen ,because your parents were American citizen before you were 18 , while you were a LPR and you were in their care . 

The passport is the proof of your citizenship . 

What is LPR? Sadly when my parents became America citizens they didn’t know that they could make me a citizens also. 

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Posted (edited)

The naturalization certificate is optional. Other than mounting it on a wall somewhere to show, the passport is a much faster process to get and more useful document proving US citizenship.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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