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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:

  1. The child is under 18 years old.
  2. The child is a legal permanent resident of the U.S. (has a green card)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).

If you want to avoid rejections because of mistakes, errors, inconsistencies and omissions, or simply want the peace of mind that an attorney reviewed your forms and documents then my $249 Naturalization Application and Forms review service is perfect for you, no matter where you are. Feel free to email or call me at 212-202-0489 for a no obligations free consultation.”  DAVID KOHINA, ESQ.