My wife & I came to US in 2006 with our 2-year old daughter. When my wife became a US citizen in 2015, we applied for my minor daughter’s US passport, which was issued to her by State Dept. I became a US citizen in 2016. Now, we intend to apply for my daughter’s Certificate of Citizenship (usingN600). She is now 12.
1. Part 2 Q16 A & B ask for information about admission into the US – Does this question pertain to the first time when my daughter entered into US (which was on J2 visa) or the last time (which was using US passport)?
2. Part 2 Q16 C asks for applicant’s current immigration status – Should I select “A Permanent Resident” as there is no option for US citizen?
3. Part 2 Q17 asks if the applicant has applied for a Certificate of Citizenship or US Passport. It asks for explanation if the question is answered “Yes”. What explanation should I attach (we have received my daughter’s passport)?
4. N600 requires submission of a copy of applicant’s Green Card. My daughter’s GC was retained by State Dept when her US passport was issued. However, I have a copy of the GC with me. Should I submit it with the application or should I mention that the GC was kept by State Dept?
1.Good quesiton. You can use the last one.
3. attach copy of the passport and natz certificate of the mother.
4. Use the copy and explain where is the original. DOS should not have retained the card.
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1. Time of first entry (admission) into the US.
2. Permanent resident is not correct, since daughter is already a USC. Type in USC by hand if you have to.
3. Answer "yes" and list the number of the US passport, date issued and place.
4. Do both.
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1. You should specify the entry with the J-2 visa and further explain that at the last entry a
U.S. passport was presented.
2. You need to specify U.S. citizen.
3. Explain that a U.S. Passport was requested and issued based on the naturalization of the parent.
4. Present a copy of the resident card, the U.S. passport, and the parent's naturalization certificate.
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