I was born in USA, so I'm a U.S. citizen by birth but I've never lived in the states since I was 1 years old, I'm married to a non-us citizen living overseas. Our first baby was born overseas and I was looking at the process to apply for a U.S. citizenship for him (as a dad). From what I understand I've to proof that I lived in the U.S. for 5 years. However, I've not.
No. there is no way around in the context of derivation of citizenship. You will have to relocate to the USA and petition for the child You can do that while still abroad by filing the I-130 at the consulate when the consulate accepts Direct Consulate Filing.
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No. Without the five years the citizenship is not transmitted.
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There is no way around the US 5 year residence requirement. However, you may move to the US and sponsor your child for a green card.
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