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We are US citizen . We became US citizen on October 2010 . Our son is 15 years right now . we want to apply citizen for him .

Woodland, CA |

what process do we need to follow .Do we need to file N-400 for him.

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Does he have a greencard? Is he in the US? If yes to both questions, he is already a citizen


I believe this is a duplicate question.

Depending on how old your son was when you became citizens (and whether you had custody of him at the time) he may have automatically been granted citizenship and you would now need to apply for a passport and certificate of citizenship.

You should consult the other answers that were provided to you on your initial post.


No, no N-400. Given that your son is still minor when either one of this parents became citizen, he is deemed to have automatically become a citizen himself, assuming he was already here on a green card, just like his parents before.

You thus need to file Form N-600 Certificate of Citizenship on his behalf.

I strongly also recommend that independently of the N-600 you take your son to the nearest US passport office and file for a US passport (even before you file for the N-600). You will see, he will get it! But also file for the n-600.

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What needs to be done depends on whether he had a green card when you became US citizens.

You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through

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