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.
A: 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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