Seeking United States Citizenship for a Child or are you an Adult that Acquired United States Citizenship when you were a Child ?
The Child Citizenship Act, which went into effect on February 27, 2001, specifies that you have acquired U.S. citizenship when all of the following criteria have been met:
- Your mother or your father was a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization.
- You are under age 18.
- You currently reside in the U. S. as a legal permanent resident, in legal and physical custody of a U.S. citizen parent.
- The adoption was finalized if you adopted by your U.S. parents.
Former law governing derivative U.S. citizenship may apply to you, depending on when your parent(s) naturalized and when you were born. Our knowledgeable Northern Virginia immigration lawyer at Cape Immigration Law Group can advise you about the requirements that apply to your specific situation.
Contact an Alexandria, Virginia, Derivative Citizenship Attorney
Derivative citizenship comes about by fulfilling these conditions. If you have derived U.S. citizenship, you will need to submit the N-600 application to USCIS and will also need to obtain a U.S. passport. For information, advice or help claiming your derivative citizenship status in the U.S., contact Cape Immigration Law Group, PLLC. We are prepared to help you complete the necessary application and assemble the required documentation as soon as possible.