I M a us citizen and i apply for my doughter. she born in india and when i apply for her they need '''''cumulative five year presence in usa ''''' can u plz give me write answer'''
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Thank you for your inquiry. Requirements of presence in the United States are just as they sound- Requirements of physical time spent within the confines of the United States.
Proving physical presence often comes down to producing subjective evidence. Certain documents such as proof of schooling in the US, employment in the US , US leases and US based addresses on tax returns are generally considered strong evidence. Affidavits from relatives and/or close friends affirming an indvidual resided in the US at specified addresses are also often considered valuable. I generally recommend accumulating as much evidentiary proof as possible that affirms physical presence in the US, just in case additional documentation is requested.
In order for your child to acquire US citizenship, you must be able to show that you were physically present in the US as a US citizen for at least 5 years, 2 of which are after the age of 14.
You can provide tax returns, lease/or mortgage payments, school records, employment records, tax returns, affidavits from friend, family, neighbors, employers, etc., as proof to establishing the physical presence requirements.
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