My child is able or not for citizenship ? ? ?

Asked 6 months ago - Washington, DC

hi... i am citizen of us from 2008.... when i become citizen my child was 15 year old and she is indian... now my child age is 20 year old and green card holder since 2 year... so i want to ask u that can she get citizenship based on my citizenship and her age benefit 15 year ? ? ? ?

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  1. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . Maybe.

    Did you have full-legal custody of her when you became a US citizen?

    Talk to an immigration lawyer.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It... more
  2. Ajay Kumar Arora

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    Answered . It appears that she was already 18 (even if she was a LPR at that time) when you became a U.S. citizen so she must file her own naturalization application upon being a LPR for at least 4 years and 9 months.

  3. Daniel Patrick Hanlon


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    Answered . If she was residing in the US as a green card holder at the time of your naturalization, she should have acquired citizenship as of that date. Consult with an immigration attorney to obtain proper documentation of her status.

    Please note that this posting does not constitute legal advice or create any attorney-client relationship with the... more

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