Hello. I'm from the Philippines. I was born out of wedlock to a US Citizen father. He was already a US citizen years before I was born. My parents had been separated for so many years and I only got to know my dad and have had communication with him when I was 16 years old. He wants to take me to the US through citizenship transmission. I'm already 24 years old. Can i still apply for Derivative Citizenship for Adults?
Yes, it might be possible. But it is a bit tricky and may require a DNA test.
Meet with an immigration lawyer.
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In addition to a DNA test, it will require a full process via Permanent residence.
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There really is no such thing as "Derivative Citizenship for Adults." Whether you were born a US citizen depends on the full facts of the case.
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.
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