Batesville, IN asked in Immigration Law for Florida

Q: If my wifes has a father who was a US Citizen (deceased) can my wife become a US citizen because of her father?

My wife is an adult, her father born in texas move out to Mexico then return to work here and finally died in Mexico in 2010

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

A: Citizenship and Naturalization can be the most complicated area of the INA. Whether you wife is a USC depends on the date she was born and her father's time living in the USA. She may also have acquired her citizenship through her grandparent(s) if her father did not meet the residency requirement.

I suggest she consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

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