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Children Citizenship Through Parents

Children Citizenship Through Parents: two ways to obtain citizenship at birth or after birth but before the age of your 18 birthday.

Children Citizenship Through Parents: two ways to obtain citizenship at birth or after birth but before the age of your 18 birthday.

Children Citizenship Through Parents: two ways to obtain citizenship at birth or after birth but before the age of your 18 birthday. The term “parents” includes:  the biological father, the biological mother, and the legal parent at the time of birth.

Citizenship at Birth for Children Born Outside the U.S. and its Territories

  • Children Citizenship Through Parents: two ways to obtain citizenship at birth or after birth but before the age of your 18 birthday.
  • A child born outside the U.S. is a citizen at birth when the child’s parents are married to each other at the time of birth.
  • A child born outside the U.S. is a citizen at birth when the child’s parents are not married to each other at the time of birth.

Automatic U.S. Citizenship After Birth, But Before the Age of 18

A child born outside the U.S. is a citizen after birth if:

  • The child was under 18 or not yet born on February 27, 2001, and at least one parent is a U.S. citizen, the child is currently under 18 and residing in the U.S. in the legal and physical custody of the U.S. citizen parent pursuant to lawful admission for permanent residence.
  • The child was under 18 from December 24, 1952 to February 26, 2001, and the child was residing as a green card holder in the U.S. and both parents naturalized before the child’s 18th birthday.
  • The child was adopted by a U.S. citizen parent and the child resides legally in the U.S. in the legal and physical custody of the U.S. citizen parent and meets the following conditions after February 27, 2001 but before his or her 18 birthday.

Children Citizenship Through Parents: two ways to obtain citizenship at birth or after birth but before the age of your 18 birthday.

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