Chicago, IL asked in Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: I was 12 at the time my father was Naturalized in 1990. Would I be eligible for automatic citizenship?

I am a US resident and have lived in the US since 1980. Only my father became Naturalized he passed in 2011. My mother has not become Naturalized. How do I know if I am eligible for the Acquisition of Citizenship?

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Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: No. You are too old to qualify for the CCA, which was enacted after you turned 18 years old. You must naturalize, take the exam and be reviewed for any other disqualification including deportation.

I strongly recommend an appointment with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications. Good luck.

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