Q: How old does a U.S. citizen child have to be to go to mexico and ask for citizenship of his/hers parent?
A: To petition for parents (mother or father) to live in the United States as green card holders, the child should be a U.S. citizen and at least 21 years old. The child would not have to go to Mexico to file the petition.
If the petition is approved, parents will apply for an immigrant visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Mexico. They will, thus, first receive a green card (permanent residence card) which will allow them to live, work and study in the United States.
The parents will generally become eligible for U.S. citizenship after 5 years from the receipt of their permanent residence. They can apply for U.S. citizenship 90 days before the 5-year period.
Note that this answer is based on the limited information provided in the question. Legal matters are subject to various outcomes depending on the details of the matter.
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A: If you are a citizen of the United States and over 21 years of age then you are eligible to get green cards for your parents by sponsoring them. Parents of adult US citizens are considered “immediate relatives” under US immigration laws and are therefore not subject to numerical immigration quotas. In this case the process only takes as long as needed for the paperwork to move through the bureaucracy. There is a time difference based on if your parents are lawfully in the US, unlawfully in the US, or abroad.
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