Do I need to renew my Green Card if I am a U.S. Citizen through my father becoming a naturalized U.S. Citizen?

Asked 12 months ago - Milwaukee, WI

My father became a U.S. Citizen in 2002 and I was under age 18.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar

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    Answered . No. Absolutely not. Useless waste of money and effort. Immediately file Form N-600 (carefully read the instructions!) and apply for your Certificate of Citizenship. At same time also go to the passport office and apply for a US passport. As proof take your parent's naturalization certificate, as well as your birth certificate and translation. If any other documents will be needed, the passport office will let you know.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Not only should you NOT renew the greencard ... it is illegal for you to do so ... assuming you're a US citizen.

    Do you have a Certificate of Citizenship.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- franco@capriotti.com -- www.capriotti.com -- This blog posting... more
  3. Pablo Husayn Nossa

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    Answered . Not if you are a US citizen.

    The answer provided is general in nature and should not be construed as legal advice as not all facts are know by... more
  4. Gunda Johanna Brost

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    Answered . No you don't need to do this anymore (and shouldn't be doing it) - you are now free of this obligation! One of the benefits of U.S. citizenship. Congratulations!

    This advice does not form an attorney-client relationship and is merely informative. It should not by itself be... more
  5. Stephen D. Berman

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    Answered . Assuming you qualify for the Child Citizenship Act, you should get a US passport and you should not renew your green card.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more

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