Am I a U.S. citizen?
UPDATED: Oct 1, 2022
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Am I a U.S. citizen?
I’m sending this email in regards to my citizenship status. I would like to get
a clarification on whether or not I am/could be a U.S. citizen. According to
information found online, some sources imply I am a citizen already and some
imply I’m not. Any clarification on this matter is much appreciated. I was born out of wedlock 20 years ago to a Swedish mother and an American father. He was born in Israel 51 years ago and naturalized to become a U.S. citizen 30 years ago. I have grown up and lived in Sweden all my life but have kept a steady contact with my father who has lived in the U.S. for 38 years. We have met at least once a year since I was very little either him visiting me in Sweden or me visiting him in the U.S. According to the website of the U.S. embassy in Sweden, I might already be a U.S. citizen since my father has been physically present in the U.S. for over 5 years at least 2 of which were after he was the age of 14. He has also acknowledged paternity but did provide financial support until I was the age of 18.Is this true? Should I file Form N-600? If not, are there any other ways for me to obtain American citizenship through my father?
Asked on September 19, 2018 under Immigration Law, Pennsylvania
SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
It is a tough call in terms of what your connection and his involvement in your life has been over the past 20 years. You can try to submit an application if you can also come up with all the supporting documentation, but i don't have too much faith in the feasibility of this .
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