Can I claim US citizenship and how?

Asked over 1 year ago - Atlanta, GA

I am 41 and was born in France, from a US citizen father and French citizen mother who got divorced after my birth. My father was born himself a US citizen, but he is living abroad and he never filed for my US citizenship. I am French and was wondering if I can ask for US citizenship?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . You may be a US citizen through your father. Please check the USCIS' Nationality Charts.

    Please click the link below for additional information.

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    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . No

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  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . It all depends on whether you father met the requirements for transmission of US citizenship prior to your birth.

    You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  4. Fernanda Nunes Hottle

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    Answered . Consult a reputable immigration attorney to assess all the facts and figure out if you meet the requirements set by law to acquire citizenship through your father. Good luck.

    [This answer is for general purposes only; it does not constitute advice and does not establish an attorney-client... more

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