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Q: My dad is american, I got my green card at 12, I lived 10 years and then I had to go, Could I derivate citizenship?

My green card expired in 2009.

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Tia L. Smith
Tia L. Smith
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA

A: The answer will depend on a few things, including when your father became a citizen, the marital status of your parents, and your father’s presence in the U.S. It’s best to talk through scenarios with immigration counsel to discuss your options. Please feel free to contact my office. Best of luck!

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

A: A consultation is required to determine whether you derived citizenship through your father and whether you voluntarily surrendered your LPR status.

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