Q: Us citizenship for my daughter
I am a US citizen living and working in the states, my daughter was born in the UK and has a british citizenship. The US embassy in the UK denied her application because they believe I did not provide sufficient documentation regarding my 5 years of physical presence in the US.
My daughter came in to the US last month with an esta visa , she is 8 months
Can you please let me know what the procedure is to get her citizenship.
The subject of your question comes under derivative citizenship. You may have applied by filing an I-130 petition and you were asked for supporting documents.
The requirements for derivative citizenship are below:
A child born outside of the United States automatically becomes a U.S. citizen when all of the following conditions have been met on or after February 27, 2001:
• The child has at least one parent, including an adoptive parent who is a U.S. citizen by birth or through naturalization;
• The child is under 18 years of age;
• The child is a lawful permanent resident (LPR); and
• The child is residing in the United States in the legal and physical custody of the U.S. citizen parent.
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