U.S. Citizenship of Children
A child born abroad to two U.S. citizen parents acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under section 301(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). One of the parents MUST have resided in the U.S. prior to the child's birth.
A child born outside the U.S. to one U.S. citizen parent and one non-citizen parent will derive U.S. citizenship at birth, if the citizen parent has the required years of residence in the U.S. It is now possible to apply for US citizenship using the residence of a U.S. citizen grandparent to obtain the naturalization.
The process is complicated and takes time. Please contact your AACI counselor for further information and assistance.
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