Can my father prevent me from getting citizenship if I’m legal resident and older than 18?

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Can my father prevent me from getting citizenship if I’m legal resident and older than 18?

I am a legal resident in the U.S. I mean I have green card but my dad’s name is on the case and he says,

Asked on September 20, 2019 under Immigration Law, Tennessee

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

You father has no legal authority to block you from citizenship: the law does not give on private citizen power or a veto over another's citizenship application. Certainly, if his testimony or corroboration is needed or his opinion asked, he can state that he thinks you would not make a good citizen or refuse to provide supportive testimony--but that's the limit of what he can do.


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