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.
A: 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.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.