New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Explains Proof Your Child is a Citizen with Just a Green Card
As a New Jersey Immigration Lawyer, clients often ask me about proving their minor children are citizens. Many times people come to my office and they just became a US citizen, or a while ago they became a US citizen. They have minor children that already have a green card. They’re wondering, how do they prove that their child is a citizen? Most people know that if you become a citizen, and you have minor children, they can automatically derive US citizenship through you.
There is a very useful form put out by the USCIS, called the N-600. That is the form that people use to apply for a Certificate of Citizenship. You need to prove that you’re a citizen, so it would be a copy of your naturalization document. You need to prove that your child is a minor, and that they are either your biological child or adopted child. A stepchild is not eligible to acquire citizenship through the parent when they become a US citizen.
You would need your Certificate of Citizenship, your Certificate of Naturalization, their birth certificate, two photos, and the filing fee. It’s a fairly straightforward application but it does take a while. I’ve heard that it can take even up to a year.
Do you need help proving your child is a citizen? Contact our professional New Jersey Immigration Lawyer for more information.