Q: What type of application I need to submit to get my citizenship?
We immigrated to the USA and then my family got their citizenships after 5 years, but at that time I was under 18 and I wasn’t able to get mine, according to the lawyer who filed my parent’s citizenship application. But I got a US passport using my parent’s citizenship. Now I’m 23 and I want to apply for citizenship but I am not sure what application to apply for. Is there is a different type of application that I can apply for to get my citizenship since I already have a US passport? If so, what is it and how can I apply for it? If not, then what should I apply for and how?
A: That doesn't make any sense. You were likely included on your parents' application and are a citizen, but just mistaken. You should file a FOIA request to find out what's really going on, through a lawyer.
You likely derived citizenship, but must prove it in order to get what is called a certificate of citizenship. This will require form N-600 along with the evidence required to confirm that you derived citizenship before you reached the age of 18. You will need copies of one of your parents naturalization certificates, as well as your birth certificate.
Due to the cost of filing fees involved, along with the possibility of confusion, I recommend that you seek assistance from a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications.
The above is general information, not legal advice, and does not create an attorney client relationship.
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