I am a 21 year old US immigrant (green card holder). My father is a US citizen and he was the one who petitioned me. He became a US citizen when I am 18 years old and consequently filed my petition then. I came here in the US last 2011, I am 19 years old then. Am I eligible to file for automatic US citizenship since I was petitioned by a US citizen parent and I came here in US when I was 19 years old?
Hoping for your reply. thank you.
No, the whole thing had to take place prior to your eighteenth birthday. You will need to take the test to become a citizen when eligible.
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I agree with my colleagues. It should have occurred prior to your 18th birthday for you to get the benefit of Citizenship through your Father.