Los Angeles, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: My daughter was born in Mexico before I became a naturalized us citizen. Will she become a US citizen once admitted?

I got married in Mexico in October 2016 because my wife was pregnant. I then applied the citizenship application. My daughter then was born before i became a US citizen. She was born in April 2017 and I became a us citizen in August 2017 about for months after she was born. Now I petitioned for my wife and daughter and im in the finals steps just waiting for nvc to schedule an interview at the consulate. My daughter is now 2 years old but my concern is will she become a US citizen once she gets her green card? My wife will get an ir1 visa and my daughter an ir2. If yes what will i need to get her passport and certificate of citizenship? If I'm not clear with my question let me know because i need an answer please.

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Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: Your daughter will become a citizen automatically once she enters the US as an immigrant. To get her a US passport, you will need to show that you are a USC, that she is under 18, that she was lawfully admitted as an immigrant, and that she is living with you.

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