Illinois City, IL asked in Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: Documents to show proof of US citizenship?

I’m applying for the N400 form after marrying a US citizen (and obtaining green card through marriage). My husband was born in China but was adopted by US citizen parents. He has a US passport but no naturalization documents. Can he use his adoption papers or US passport to show proof that he is a US citizen? Is that enough proof that I can send in with my N400 form?

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Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Passport AND adoption documents may be enough to prove citizenship. If it is not, USCIS will send a Request for Evidence and you can do a Freedom of information act (FOIA) request to USCIS for a copy of his naturalization certificate. Best wishes!

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