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My Husband is a citizen and
filed for his 17 year old
child. Does he have to
physically go for the child and
travel back to the United State
with her in order for her to be
eligible for derived
Asked on December 9, 2016 under Immigration Law, Florida
SB Member California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
No,the child does not get derived citizenship in this type of situation. If the citizen parent petitons a child then the child will get the green card once the child gets an immigrant visa and enters the US with that visa.
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