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Q: Does my fiancée need to move in with me when we get married to start her U.S. citizenship process?

My fiancée is here through DACA and we plan to get married in a month or two. I am a U.S. citizen. She stays with her parents and is needed around the house to help with her siblings while her parents work. I cannot leave my family’s home as I take care of most of the bills and everything’s in... Read more »

Derek J. Poulsen
Derek J. Poulsen answered on Jul 7, 2020

In short, yes you can file the paperwork even if you don't live together but I would not recommend it. The bigger question is whether the application will be approved? You will have an interview during the process and the officer will want to know if you are in a bona fide marriage. If you are... Read more »

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Q: I became a US citizen through naturalization last December and, Now I am having a baby outside US and I am out of US to?

Will the kid automatically become a US citizen because before being citizen i spent 6 years in US. Also we are waiting for her mother to get immigrant visa?

Derek J. Poulsen
Derek J. Poulsen answered on Jun 16, 2020

The law states that a child born outside of the United States acquires citizenship at birth if at the time of the child's birth both of the following requirements are met:

1) One parent is an alien and the other parent is a U.S. citizen; and​

2) The U.S. citizen parent was...
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