My friend came to the U.S from Cuba after being petitioned by her naturalized U.S Citizen father. My friend was 17 years old at the time and she immediately obtained a U.S passport through her u.S.C father. She is now 22 and wants to petition her mother in Cuba. She doesn't have a Certificate of Naturalization, can she still file the I-130 proving citizenship by only using her U.S Passport?
The US passport is as sufficient as a certificate of naturalization to prove US citizenship. In fact since your friend became a US Citizen by operation of law, and not by naturalization, she would not be able to receive the certificate anyway. Using her passport is the way to prove her citizenship.
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This is a very tricky question. To be super cautious I would recommend filing the N-600. She may want to consult with an attorney before she does anything. I just had a similar case.
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Yes her passport is sufficient. However she can also file n 600. Good luck!
Yes, so long as the passport is a full validity passport. U.S. law provides that a full validity U.S. passport is conclusive proof of U.S. citizenship.
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Your friend did not become a citizen through naturalization. She derived citizenship from her father because she was a minor when he became naturalized. The US passport is sufficient.
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Yes, she can. Her U.S. passport should suffice as evidence of her citizenship.
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