Denver, CO asked in Immigration Law for Colorado

Q: I’m i automatically a us citizen

Hey my mom got her naturalization when I was 15th years old but I was not a permanent resident. So she applied for me right after she got her citizenship and I got my green card when I was 19th and now when I was applying for a citizenship it says I may be already a us citizen because my mom was a citizen before my 18th so I wanna make sure am I already a us citizen or how do I know the right answer. Thanks

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Samuil Buschkin
Samuil Buschkin
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Union, NJ

A: I would still consult an attorney but generally, these are the rules that apply:

In order for children to naturalize at the same time as their biological parent, they must meet all of the requirements below.

The child has at least one parent, including an adoptive parent who is a U.S. citizen by birth or through naturalization, child must be under 18 years of age, child must be a lawful permanent resident, and the child must reside in the United States in the legal and physical custody of the U.S. citizen parent.

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