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[VIDEO] You May Be A U.S. Citizen Through Your Parent and Don’t Know It!

Believe it or not – someone you know (including you!) may be unaware that he or she is a U.S. citizen by operation of law. Every year many people waste hundreds of dollars applying for green cards and/or citizenship via naturalization when they are already a U.S. citizen by law. Even worse, thousands of U.S. citizens end up being deported from the U.S. because they either do not know, or cannot prove, that they are U.S. citizens. How can this happen?

Either:

  1. A child was born outside the U.S. to a U.S. citizen mother or father and “acquired” U.S. citizenship at birth from the parent, or
  2. A  child was a U.S. Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder) for a required period of time and “derived” U.S. citizenship from a later event – usually either adoption by a U.S. citizen parent, or  when the parent became a naturalized citizen while the child was under 18.

U.S. CITIZENSHIP ACQUIRED THROUGH A PARENT AT BIRTH

Wait Acquired_Citizenship_at_Birth[1]This  video discusses how you may have acquired U.S. citizenship at birth from a U.S. citizen parent.  The most important thing to note about citizenship through a U.S. citizen parent – both acquired at birth or derived from a later event – is that as soon as all of the requirements were met – the child became a U.S. citizen by law, and that fact does not change over time. So a person could be well into adulthood, even retired, and still have a valid claim to U.S. citizenship from either birth or from an event that happened before the person turned 18 years old. If you are a U.S. citizen by law, it is never too late to file paperwork to receive confirmation of your U.S. citizenship status.

To learn what to do if you think you may be a U.S. citizen via a parent from birth, check out  this video:

U.S. CITIZENSHIP DERIVED THROUGH A PARENT AFTER BIRTH BUT BEFORE AGE 18

If  you did not acquire citizenship at birth, but you were a Legal Permanent Resident who (1)  was adopted as a child by a U.S. citizen as a child, or (2) your parent became a naturalized citizen before you turned 18, you may also be a U.S. citizen by law. You can learn more about this by checking out this article.

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Remember, don’t just assume that since you were born outside the U.S.  you are not a U.S. citizen. That may not be the case. For example, you may have been born in Mexico, have a Mexican passport or Mexican identification card, and may have been raised there. However, if one (or both) of your parents was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, it is possible that your parent “transmitted” his or her U.S. citizenship to you at birth, and that you are a U.S. citizen by law. Or, you may have been adopted by a U.S. citizen parent and brought to the U.S. as a child, or while you were living in the U.S. as a Legal Permanent Resident, your parent may have naturalized before you turned 18. If any of these situations apply to you, you may be a U.S. citizen by law. The Law Office of Tanya M. Lee will help you find out for FREE.
If you were born outside the U.S. and think you may have acquired U.S. citizenship from one of your parents at birth, email the following information to Tanya M. Lee at tlee@aboutusvisas.com:USPassportFlagPhoto
  • Your name, your full date of birth, and your country of birth
  • Which parent was a US citizen at the time of your birth? (Mother, Father, or Both)
  • Your U.S. citizen parent’s date of birth (if known)
  • Were your parents married to each other at the time of your birth? (Yes or No)
  • If your parents were not married to each other at the time of your birth, did they later marry each other? (Yes or No)

You may also contact tlee@aboutusvisas.com if you believe you may have derived citizenship through adoption by a U.S. citizen parent or if your parent became a naturalized citizen before you turned 18. Please provide the same information as above, as well as

  • The date you became a Legal Permanent Resident
  • The date you were either adopted by a U.S. citizen parent or the date your parent became a naturalized citizen
  • http://www.facebook.com/AboutUSvisas The Law Office of Immigration Attorney Tanya M. Lee

    In this video, Attorney Tanya M. Lee at The Law Office Of Tanya M. Lee (http://www.aboutusvisas.com), discusses how some people born outside the U.S. are U.S. citizens by law and often don’t know it or need help to prove it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/AboutUSvisas The Law Office of Immigration Attorney Tanya M. Lee

    Here is the link to the video: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=43QPdsRidag