Pompano Beach, FL asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: i have a question regarding thn-600 form

My father is citizen and I am a resident. He was a citizen before I was 18 and I got my green card 12 days after I turned 18.

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Linda Liang
Linda Liang
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You need to finish your question.

Kyndra L Mulder
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Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Based on the information you have provided; You are correct , you are a USC because your father was a USC before you turned 18. The N-600 is the proper form to file.

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
Kevin D. Slattery Esq.
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Tampa, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Consult with a competent and experienced immigration attorney to review the facts of your case as may be applicable to the citizenship laws, which have changed over the years. As to the most recent law whereby a permanent resident child can acquire citizenship by virtue of his or her parent(s) naturalizing prior to the child's 18th birthday, all qualifying events - including the child being a permanent resident - must occur before the child's 18th birthday. So, although sometimes a child may be under the age of 18 when his or her parent naturalizes, if the child does not acquire permanent resident status until after his or her 18th birthday, that child would not automatically acquire citizenship under the law that I am contemplating for purposes of this response. Again, consult with a competent immigration attorney who can evaluate your facts based on what law(s) may be applicable.

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