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Q: Asking about gettin a US Citizenship, My dad has one I don't, I am 20.

Hello,

so I don't live the states my dad used to, and he already has a passport, I am 20 years old and very interested in getting the US Citizenship, so is there a way since I am not bellow 18 to get it from my dad?

thanks a lot .

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Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: It is most probable you would age out before your father is able to sponsor you as a child for LPR status. You may have to wait years as an adult child to adjust through your father.

For a complete discussion of the situation and your alternatives I suggest you and your father consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

Kevin L Dixler
Kevin L Dixler
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL

A: Your dad will need to get the permanent resident petition filled for you first as soon as possible, along with the visa processing. If you are unable to enter before you reach 21 years old, or reach 21 before the consular interview, you may have to wait many years in the Family 2b category.

Focus on working with a competent, ethical and experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible. You may ‘age out,’ but it’s worth a good faith attempt. For Citizenship, you will have to file five years after admission with continuous physical presence. Good luck!

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