Miami, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: If a child was born Canada can he apply for us social security card

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Kevin D. Slattery Esq.

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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The answer to your question depends on a number of facts that are not provided in your question. If you mean the child born in Canada somehow has a claim to U.S. Citizenship because, for example, he or she has U.S. Citizen parents, then the answer is yes. There are even circumstances where a child born abroad to a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident mother who returns to the U.S. with the mother during the mother's first trip back to the United States after giving birth; that child is entitled to U.S. Legal Permanent Resident status, which would make the child eligible for a U.S. social security number. For an accurate answer to your question, additional information is needed. Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent immigration attorney.

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