Gardena, CA asked in Immigration Law for California

Q: I became a US citizen through naturalization last December and, Now I am having a baby outside US and I am out of US to?

Will the kid automatically become a US citizen because before being citizen i spent 6 years in US. Also we are waiting for her mother to get immigrant visa?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Derek J. Poulsen
Derek J. Poulsen
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA

A: The law states that a child born outside of the United States acquires citizenship at birth if at the time of the child's birth both of the following requirements are met:

1) One parent is an alien and the other parent is a U.S. citizen; and​

2) The U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the United States for at least 5 years, including at least 2 years after 14 years of age.

I would need more information to give you a definite answer but from what you have provided it appears there is a high likelihood your child will be a US citizen at birth.

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