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US Citizenship thru Father (Deceased) What to do?

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Hello everyone,

 

It's been a while since I've been here and my googling and searching skills in regards to immigration and stuff related to it became rusty. Sorry if this had been asked please copy and paste the link for the topic so I can look through it. Here's the scenario.

 

Ex sister-in-law is currently 17 y.o will be 18 this December. Her father is a US Citizen so therefore she is already a US Citizen thru Section 322 of the INA. But the father is dead and they do not know where they're father's Naturalization certificate is. I do have a copy though from when I arrange the papers of my ex mom-in-law I was able to save a copy. What does she need to do? I feel bad that I can't be of more help to her. Her older siblings just don't bother trying to fix what she needs. I would really appreciate any help. Thank you.


 

 

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Her cheapest option will be to apply for a passport. The issue is - will she have enough documentation?  You might be able to obtain a copy of the naturalization certificate here https://www.uscis.gov/g-1041a Alternatively there may be a public record of the naturalization in the national archives.

 

Although it’s possible that the copy that you have is sufficient. I’d check out the passport application and see what she needs to apply and then work out if you have what is necessary.

 

Best of luck.

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