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  1. My family and i a re all set and prepared four our crba apointment. This March 24,2020 But manila flights are suspended until april 14. Davao city is in lockdown situation. In which our departure is in davao. Should i make an email to the U.S embassy to request for re schedule or wait for their email saying that our apointment is to be re scheduled. HELP!
  2. Hello I went to the country of Laos where my wife and child is currently residing to file for a CRBA and Passport at the local us embassy filing out the crba application there was a question that asked was the child born while we were married I check no cause he was born befor we got our marriage license finalize In the country of Laos . I scan all required documents and sent it to the us embassy via email and got a schedule appointment 4 days later. At the interview I presented all my documents that was on the check off list to the first person the package of file got accepted I pay the fee and waited about 30 mim got called up the window there was a different person who asked us to raise our right hand up for the oath after that I was asked explained my relationship with my wife I wasn't prepared to tell the whole story of my life with my wife so I made it pretty short and simple he then asked me how long have I lived in the US, did I travel anywhere else other then LAOS, when did I first come to Laos, did I go to highschool in the US, not asking my wife anything then the officer responded that all for now and had me and my wife signed the crba application and the passport application also a agreement I will take care of my son Intel he is 18 because he was born out of wedlock. Gave us all our original documents back and said we will call you to inform you of a approval we went on our way. Should I be concerned about my interview cause I felt like I didn't explain my relationship really detailed only up to me traveling to meet my wife for the first time and the interview was really short less then 10 min. How was your experience and how long did it take for you to know your CRBA was approved. Thanks
  3. Hello everyone! I'm currently filling out my daughter's crba to get her American citizenship, I have everything to qualify but I'm finding myself stuck on this on part. Do I need to present when I have been physically living in the states, starting at my own birth? What do I include as not being present, a two week vacation or more so a 1 month abroad or when I actually got a residence card for France? Ex: I would say from birth until his graduation and then the period I have been home longer than a month. Ive pretty much been living in between the states and france for the past 8 years. One year in France and home for summers or Visa renewals. I do have proof of medicap insurance, taxes, work stubs, etc as proof of actively living in the states to prove... I dont know why this seems so confusing to me so any help is appreciated, thank you very much! 😊😊 ALSO if anyone has done this for their own child at the Paris consulate, what was the average time it took from start to finish to receive citizenship/passport? ( will be applying for ssn/passport at the same time)
  4. Is anyone else having trouble getting an appointment for the US embassy in Mexico City? The ACS appointment system doesn't show any available dates.
  5. I am filing CRBA for my son (1yr old). I am here in the States. I am confused on what forms to fill out for his CRBA. I am aware that I need DS-2029, but DS-5507?. Do I also need DS-11 to be filled out and given at the time of interview for my Wife and infant son? what other forms are also needed? DS-5507. on Page 4 of 5, Part iii. It states to sign it before a consul agent etc. How can I sign this document as I will not be present at the interview? It is saying to sign this form before a consul officer or consul agent. How can I sign this form, when I won't be there on the day of his interview??
  6. I scheduled a "American Citizen Services" appointment at the embassy in Lima Peru. My child was born in Colombia. Will the embassy in Lima accept my CRBA and passport application? There is no appointment available in Bogota CO for the next 1 year+
  7. Official policy change: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/policymanual/updates/20190828-ResidenceForCitizenship.pdf News article: https://taskandpurpose.com/military-children-born-abroad-citizenship
  8. Hello, I am getting ready to request the CRBA for my daughter, I am the mother and US Citizen, father is brazilian, we are not married nor plan to get merried. I already know the officer will give me trouble for my continuous residency, as I work travelling and have always left the country before a year was completed. The only time I have no stamps in the passport is when I got married to my previous husband and waited until I became a permanent resident (2005-2007); for the whole year and a few months I waited, I couldn't leave. I have bank account statements from my bank in Brazil, since I was using it until I got permission to work (and open a bank account, DL, etc). The statements show the address in the USA where I used the card almost everyday, but not everyday. I have visas, USCIS correspondence but not much else. I was living in a USMC base in the middle of the desert with my previous husband (who is now deceased) and I couldn't go to school; I have a volunteer certificate for the red cross where I volunteered. As you can see, it will probably be a "no" but I know I still need the denial letter to be able to take the next step, which is the I-130. So that's my question: after CRBA denial, this is my only choice, to file for an I-130? Again, citizen mother, child born out of wedlock, we are in Brazil since she was born. There are all these choices for children that are already in the U.S., but as far as I could see in my research, I wound't have another option. After I-130 approval, and after flying to the US with my baby, I could then file for a N-600 and a passport for her? I just want to make sure I am not missing anything! Thank you!!!
  9. Has anyone gone through the CRBA procedure and getting US passport for a baby? Is the DNA test 100% required? The US parent name will be listed on the birth certificate issued in my home country.
  10. I would like to take a personal survey of how many CRBA applicants in the Philippines were asked to get a DNA test to prove blood relationship because their evidence provided was not sufficient. It's rumored that in the Philippines, they ask EVERYONE to get a DNA test and I would like to know if that's true or close to the truth. Philippines CRBA applicants!!! : Please comment here on whether you had to get a DNA test or not, and what proofs did you provide for blood relationship, and evidence of parents' relationship prior to conception? Other countries -- can comment too! Why not? Let's try to get some statistics going on.
  11. Hi, My wife is US citizen and we are expecting a baby in October 2019. We can not obtain CRBA for our expected new born as my wife doesn't fill the requirement for physical presence. We are planning to deliver our baby in Pakistan due to wife medical condition. Meanwhile, I am also waiting for interview for IR-1 as Documentation of my case is completed recently. Now I need help for how can we get the travelling document/passport for our new born as we want to travel to USA as soon as our baby is born. I can think of following options but need your help to validate them: 1. Apply new I-130 for our new born (but it will take again a year to approve). Another question is that if I apply I130 for my new born, will baby get the citizenship automatically on arrival or she will get Green Card? 2. Can we add our new born baby into my already approved I130? If yes, what will be the steps ?
  12. Hello, I'm looking for advice on questions 28 & 29 on the DS 2029, Section B. Please help! I am the US citizen mother, born and raised, temporarily living in Italy with my Swiss/Italian husband. Applying for a CRBA for my newborn daughter. It says "This section to be completed before/by consular officaer, notary public or other person qualified to administer oath" for Section B, questions 28 & 29. Are these sections that you fill out on your own accord, or do you wait until you have the interview the complete these sections? I'm erring on the side of waiting until we're called for an interview, but I'm also having major postpartum-baby brains right now and just looking to see what others have done! Would hate to fill out/go to a notary public then be completing it the wrong way. Advice would be appreciated! Thank you!:)
  13. The whole process was very professional and straightforward. We brought way too many documents than requested but it turned out that's better than not having enough! We showed everything they wanted on the Chiang Mai CRBA checklist, had a short interview, and was told it was approved! The next week we picked up the CRBA and passport. We had passport stamps showing we were together in the same place at the same time, both names on the birth certificate, Thailand passport was obtained by both of us, we had everything in Thai translated for 300 baht a page, and brought it all to the interview. It was quick and painless. The week before we talked to a married couple that went and they said it was a breeze, but we were still nervous! Haha, it turns out we didn't have to be! Next step is the K-1 visa interview and hopefully to America! Whoa! What a process!
  14. Question about dna testing. We did the testing and results are 99.9999. We are waiting for the embassy to cantact us. How long after dna results does it take for them to contact us? I've also been reading that dna test does not guarantee crba and passport. Has anyone ever heard of that. Denying crba even with proven paternity. I'm freaking out because it's been a couple days since I and them received results and they still have not contacted me.
  15. Hello! I am currently waiting for my fiance visa and was not clear if they're gonna issue me a fiance visa already or if I need to go to another interview Our story goes like this. I went to my fiance visa interview last December 6 at the US Embasssy in Manila, I was already having my interview then I mentioned that my fiance and I have a baby together, so the consul said that I should get a CRBA and passport for my child before we continue on with my interview. So the consul directed me to the releasing window and the staff there directed me on what to do, after directing me on what to do, he mentioned that if my child gets approved for a CRBA and passport, they will issue me a visa right away but if not then I would have to show them the notice that I got denied and we will continue on with the visa interview. January 7, 2019 we had our CRBA and passport interview and was asked to send additional documents that my fiance has been living in the US for at least 5 years (they did not state that it has to be 5 years on the list of requirements they gave me), so after like a month of giving evidences and my fiance talking to the embassy to prove that he has lived for more than 5 years, we finally got approved on February. A few days after the CRBA and passport got approved, a representative of the US Embassy (or visa center, I'm not really sure because I forgot to ask) said that I should send my passport to the Embassy for visa issuance. I know the representative said issuance because I asked how many days it would take to have my passport returned back to me after I send it, she just said as soon as I send them my passport, the sooner it will get returned. I sent my passport to them the next day and got a call the next day after that to confirm if I have sent them the passport already and they also asked for the tracking number so they can forward it to the consul, but the caller also said that it will be forwarded so that the consul can review my papers for the fiance visa. So I'm really confused because I know they said that they'll issue me a visa right after my child gets approved for a CRBA and passport but then the last call I had said the consul will still review my papers. Has anyone had this same situation? Did they still require you to have another fiance interview or did they issue a fiance visa without interview after approval of the CRBA and passport (like one of the staff and the first call I had said). Please inform me because the waiting is killing me and my fiance
  16. Hello I am us citizen through naturalization living in india since 5 years .. my wife is indian citizen and my kids become indian citizen because i was short of few days for us stay while they born in india ... I would like to get my children us citizenship so what can be procedure?
  17. Hi, I'm new here so please excuse if i did not follow any forum rules. Here's to my question: We are 2 US citizen parents living in canada (father is us born, mother has a CRBA) our child was born in canada in wedlock, now I know every us citizen should file for a CRBA however going to the embassy is no easy feat so if there's an alternative to getting a US passport & SSN without going for a CRBA we will definitely explore it, we will still be applying for a CRBA for several children together before our oldest will turn 18, going for several children at once makes it a lot less complicated. Now, quoting from this link: now if we were to visit the embassy for the passport application we can as well do the CRBA, but since we travel to the US often we can do a passport application at any local passport office, and a ssn app at the social security office (in the past the embassy would submit the ssn app together with the CRBA but that's no longer the case meaning I will always have to travel to a social security office to apply CMIIW) Quoting from this link that we can apply for a US passport for our child without a CRBA: Now, are all my assumptions correct? did I miss anything? what would the experts suggest? TIA
  18. I'm a US citizen and should have no problem proving residency. My child was born in Argentina out-of-wedlock to my girlfriend (Argentinian and Italian citizenship). However, my divorce to my ex (which has been pending and taking forever) was still not finalized when my child was born. Am I still eligible to go through the CRBA process? The eligibility requirements from Argentinian embassy website seem to indicate I must be "unmarried" to qualify... BOTH of the child’s biological parents are U.S. citizens and one of the parents has resided in the United States at some point. Only ONE of the child’s biological parents is a U.S. citizen, the child’s parents are MARRIED at the time of birth, and the U.S. citizen parent has been physically present in the U.S. for a period of at least five years, two of which must have been after the age of 14. The child was born to an UNMARRIED, MALE U.S. citizen who has been physically present in the U.S. for a period of at least five years, two of which must have been after the age of 14. In this case, the U.S. father must agree in writing to support his child until the child reaches the age of 18 years. The child was born on or before June 11, 2017 to an UNMARRIED, FEMALE U.S. citizen who has spent at least 365 days of uninterrupted physical presence in the U.S. at any time prior to birth. The child was born after June 11, 2017 to an UNMARRIED, FEMALE U.S. citizen who has been physically present in the U.S. for a period of at least five years, two of which must have been after the age of 14.
  19. Hi! We plan to file for CRBA and passport for our baby soon. When scheduling an appointment for CRBA, we need to mail in the required documents, along with DS-11 passport application form, since we would like to apply at the same time too. My question is, do I also need to mail different set of required documents for the passport application? Or do I just submit the DS-11 form along with the crba requirements? And during the actual CRBA appointment, do I need to bring two sets of requirements for crba and passport? Based from what I read from people's experiences, they dont mention bringing another set of requirements for the passport, aside from the ds-11 form. I'm confused. Thanks in advance.
  20. Hi! We’re filing CR-1 this November and I have few questions. Do i need to change my signature to a new one reflecting my married name? Our marriage certificate, my driver’s license and the birth certificate of our daughter have my maiden signature. I wonder if this will affect our visa application and CRBA for our daughter if i still use my maiden signature. If I change it, they might question inconsistency regarding signatures in the said documents. Also, do i need to sign the i-130a even if im outside the US? Thanks in advance!
  21. Hi! May i know if some documents, such as copy of naturalization certificate, copy of unexpired passport, etc., needs to be notarized? Also, my american husband is filing i-130 for me and we have a 3-month old baby. Does he still need to include our baby in the petition since we’re gonna file for CRBA for her anyway? Thanks in advance!
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