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Children of American Citizens
1. The child is a Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder) of the United States
2. At least one of the parents is a United States Citizen (either by Birth, or Naturalization)
3. The child is physically present in the United States and the legal and physical custody of the US Citizen parent
N 600The N 600- Application for Citizenship Certificate is an important form to keep in mind. Even though citizenship is considered to be conferred by the qualifying circumstances of a citizen parent, it is still important to establish the national identity of the child. Putting in the effort to make sure this process is taken care of can save significant headaches and trouble later on.
Children on United States Citizens who are born abroadThe children of American citizens, even if born abroad, are considered American citizens under section 301(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), if at least one of the parents resided in the United States or one of its outlying possessions before the person’s birth. If you are a US Citizen and have a child born overseas, you need to report the birth to the nearest US Embassy or the Consulate. Once you register the birth, your child would be issued a document called a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA). This document is crucial to claim the US citizenship of your child and should not be overlooked when verifying all of the needed documentation that comes with a newborn child.
The Immigration attorneys at Rijal Law Firm have helped countless families obtain certificates of citizenship for their children. For something as vital as the citizenship of your child, it is prudent to retain the services of a law firm that understands the stakes.