- Generally, five years of continuous residence in the United States (three years or less under certain circumstances such as being married to a United States citizen or serving in the United States military)
- Ability to read, write, and speak English
- Knowledge of United States history and government
- Good moral character
- Pledge of allegiance to the principles of the United States constitution
The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 facilitates the process for both natural-born and adopted children of United States citizens to claim United States citizenship through their parents. Under the act, a child must:
- Be under 18 years of age
- Be a permanent United States resident
- Have at least one parent who is a United States citizen
- Live in the United States in the custody of the citizen parent
If you would like to apply for citizenship or derivative citizenship, contact the immigration lawyers at The Cruz Law Office in San Diego for a free consultation at (619) 717-2233.
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