Am I a us citizen ?
UPDATED: Sep 30, 2022
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Am I a us citizen ?
My mom became a citizen when I was 16 years old. However, I never
obtained my certificate of citizenship I am now 18.
I was born in the DR came to the united states at 4 years old. I
have a permanent resident card I have attended school here my whole
life. Does that make me a us citizen, if not What do I do to become a
us citizen officially ?
Asked on November 30, 2016 under Immigration Law, New York
SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 5 years ago | Contributor
You may be able to obtain a certificate of citizenship now by showing that your mother naturalized at the time you were still under the age of 18 and thus by operation of law you became a US citizen at that time. If that does not work for some reason (it should) but if it does not because you are not able to support the dates with documentation, you can just apply for naturalization in your own right now that you are 18.
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