PART 6. Information About Your Parents:
Part 6. Question 1: If one or both of your parents became U.S. citizens before you turned 18, you may already be a U.S. citizen. Talk to an immigration attorney if you believe this applies to you.
Complete Part 6. if one or both of your biological or legally adoptive parents is a U.S. Citizen. Check “No” if your mother and father are not U.S. Citizens.
In Part 6, Question 2, Part A: write the current legal name of U.S. Citizen mother is her name on her birth certificate unless it was changed through marriage or divorce, in which case, it is the name on the marriage certificate or divorce decree.
In Part 6, Question 3, Part A,: write the current legal name of U.S. Citizen father is the name on his birth certificate unless it was changed through marriage or divorce, in which case, it is the name on the marriage certificate or divorce decree.
QUESTION: When I become a US citizen, are my children automatically citizens? The child may be a U.S. citizen if ALL these things are, or were true at the same time:
- The child is under 18 years old.
- The child is a legal permanent resident of the U.S. (has a green card)
- At least one of the parents is a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization. If that parent is the father but not married to the other parent, talk to an immigration lawyer.
- The citizen parent is the biological parent of the child or has legally adopted the child. A step-parent relationship is not enough for derived citizenship. Talk to a lawyer if the citizenship is for an adopted child because there are special rules about this.
- The citizen parent has shared or sole legal and physical custody of the child.
If these things are all true, your child automatically becomes a U.S. citizen in most cases. But you need to get proof of citizenship for the child. You can do this by getting a certificate of citizenship or a passport book or passport card.
If you want to apply for a certificate of citizenship for a child who is under 18 years old, you should use the “Application for Certificate of Citizenship” (Form N-600) or “Application for Citizenship and Issuance of a Certificate under Section 322” (Form N-600K).
What do I do if I do not have any children? Should I type “0” or “none”? In child information should type “N/A” in each field?
Applicant must list all sons and daughters alive, deceased, missing, adopted, or stepchildren, even if they are U.S. citizens, adults, married, or live outside the United States. If you do not have any children simply type “0” in Part 11 item number 1 and do not type anything else in part 11. Please consider our attorney document review service. For only $249 an attorney will review your completed N-400 form for eligibility, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and other mistakes.
Thank you so much for the sample.My Sister was married to US Citizen and She has stayed in US for 3 years she was in Nepal before she Entered US and never traveled anywhere.Do i need to fill part 9 (Time outside US for past 5 years )? What should be the number of trips then ?
Based on the information you’ve provided if the applicant eligibility is based on being married to a US citizen for 3 years and no trips were taken outside the US from the time she received her conditional residence then she should mark 0 in part 9.1 and 9.2. Please keep in mind I am basing this on the information you’ve provided. In order to definitively reply I would have to review the entire application and the underlying eligibility. We provide an affordable application review service where we check for mistakes, omissions and inconsistencies. Feel free to contact our office to discuss this service.
Thanks for very helpful simple.
I was divorced before I come to Usa 5 years ago. do I have to make sign on divorce? and need to bring my divorce certificate from my country?
Unfortunately, I do not have enough information to reply to your question. Please feel free to call me or write me an email detailing your situation and question.
I work from home in IL. I file my taxes in IL but I work from a company where the headquarters is based in NJ. Should I write the headquarters as address of my employer? On my income tax return, the address of the employer is different from the headquarter’s address. Should I write the address on the income tax return as my address?
If I note my employer’s address in NJ, can I be denied from US citizenship since I’m filing at IL. But I do file taxes in IL.
Thanks so much for this helpful information!
I cannot answer to your specific situation because I would need much more information to provide an accurate individual answer. But in general, a citizenship application will not be denied because of an address of an employer. Some corporations have many locations in different states. It is not a material issue. Please note that just because I answered your question it does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Please feel free to email or call me if you have further questions.
Thanks so much for your reply! I really appreciate it! I will definitely recommend you guys to my friends and family who needs extra help with their applications.
So if I only have 1 child, do i need to just leave blank the rest ( child 2-4). A little of confuse If I have to put N/A on all questions not applicable to me.
Yes, if you only have 1 child you leave the remaining sections blank. You do not need to put N/A on all questions not applicable to you. Please feel free to email me if you have further questions or would like me to review your entire application.
Hi, im married with my citzen usa husband more than 5 years an i have my permanent green card for more thand five years as well, i have all the requirements for became citizen. I need help to choose my eligibility in the form N 400. Part 1. Should i choose box “A” or box “B”? Should i go under 5 years lawful permanent resident or under at least 3 years and aditional married at least 3 years?
Hi, I cannot specifically tell you what option to choose because you are not my client. But in a situation where a permanent resident is eligible for citizenship under both the 3 years married to a US citizen and 5 years permanent resident requirements then choosing the 5-year permanent resident option is better because it does not require to submit marriage related evidence. I hope this answers your question. Please consider my N-400 review service in order to make sure your application is filed properly and avoid any rejections or delays.
Thank so much for your reply!
Hi, im married with my usa citzen husband more than 5 years an i have my permanent green card for more thand five years as well, i have all the requirements for become citizen. I need help to choose my eligibility in the form N 400. Part 1. Should i choose box “A” or box “B”? Should i go under 5 years lawful permanent resident or under at least 3 years and aditional married at least 3 years?