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Automatic / Derivative Citizenship Information
Since the enactment of the Immigration & Nationality Act (INA), Congress has passed numerous laws conferring citizenship on particular groups of individuals. With each designation, Congress determined there were specified conditions that must be met in order for individuals to qualify. These conditions generally relate to the individual’s date of birth and the birth, citizenship, and length of residency in the United States of the individual’s parents.
Due to the numerous changes to these laws over the years, determining whether a particular individual meets the requirements for automatic or derivative citizenship is often a complex legal issue that should be discussed with an attorney.
If you believe that you may qualify based on the following or other factors, you should consult one of our immigration lawyers to determine whether you are a U.S. citizen and what will be involved in proving your claim.
With the passage of the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, the Congress established streamlined criteria for children born outside the United States to a U.S. citizen, or those who are adopted by U.S. citizens, to acquire U.S. citizenship following a lawful entry for permanent residence. This law benefits many children whose parents become naturalized U.S. citizens.
If you are the child of a U.S. citizen you may wish to explore your citizenship options with one of our immigration attorneys, even if you are not eligible for automatic or derivative citizenship.
Disclaimer: The information obtained at this site is not legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. This site is designed to present a general overview of certain immigration issues and does not account for the individual facts and circumstances of every case. You should discuss your specific situation with an attorney.
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