I am a Saudi citizen and I do hold American citizenship because i was born in the U.S.
I got married 6 years ago to a Saudi Woman and I was blessed with a daughter 4 years ago. My question is how can I naturalize my daughter to have an American passport. I contacted the American embassy in my country and they told me I have to live in the U.S to do it. is that true? and What is the easiest way to naturalize my daughter.
If you were physically present in the US for at least 5 years prior to your daughter's birth, 2 after your 14th birthday, your daughter acquired US citizenship at birth. If not you will have to move to the US in order to naturalize her.
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Yes, you need to have lived in the US for 10 years, 5 of which were after you were 14 and all of which must have happened before she was born.
If those facts apply to your case ... then she is a US Citizen.
If not, and if you, your wife and your child are not in the US, you can sponsor them to come to the US and she will immediately become a US citizen the second her residence is approved ... which will be the day that her foot first touches US soil.
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