Both of my parents became US Citizens before I turned 18. I'm now 34. As I understand, I have derived US Citizenship. I'm now filing the N600. However I was told I could just do the passport. On the passport application it states I must send in my parents certificates, my birth certificate, their marriage certificate, and translation of my birth certificate. The lady where I picked up the passport app, didn't understand about derived citizenship. I'm still getting all the documents together and sending them in.
There more requirements for citizenship than just your parents naturalizing before you were 18. In fact I doubt you are eligible but that is a guess without more facts.
Hopefully, you are a lawful permanent resident. You may want to wait until your N-600 is approved (or hire an experienced immigration attorney to explain the facts of your case to the Passport Office) before applying for a US passport. Please see below:
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
Contact a US immigration attorney prior to applying for a US passport and for assistance with the N600.
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