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Hi I just got here in the US 3 weeks ago through my IR-2 visa with an annotation "“UPON ENDORSEMENT SERVES AS TEMPORARY I-551 EVIDENCING PERMANENT RESIDENCE FOR 1 YEAR.”. I'm 17 years old turning 18 in a couple of days and my dad was naturalized when I was 15 y/o. We were supposed to apply for a passport but my dad lost his naturalization certificate so we're still gonna have to wait 5-8 months to get it. I just have a couple of questions:

 

1.) What is my status here in the United States?

2.) Do I need to apply for a green card?

3.) Did I already become a citizen when I got here?

4.) Am I still going to be eligible to apply for a passport even after I turn 18?

Edited by sophiatracy

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12 minutes ago, sophiatracy said:

Am I still going to be eligible to apply for a passport even after I turn 18?

Yes.

12 minutes ago, sophiatracy said:

Do I need to apply for a green card?

Paying USCIS Immigrant Fee is optional in your case since you are now a US citizen.

12 minutes ago, sophiatracy said:

What is my status here in the United States?

US citizen per INA 320

Section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA 320) provides that children acquire U.S. citizenship if they satisfy certain requirements before age 18 which include:

  • Have at least one U.S. citizen parent by birth or naturalization
  • Be admitted to the United States as an immigrant for lawful permanent residence
  • After admission to the United States, reside in the country in the legal and physical custody of a U.S. citizen parent
  • If the child is adopted, his or her adoption must be full and final so that the adoption process is legally complete and fully recognized by the U.S. state where the child is residing.
Edited by HRQX

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