Can I apply for a passport for my daughter who is a green card holder?
Question: She has had a green card for 5 years. Both parents are citizens living together. Can we apply for a passport for our daughter or do we have to apply for the citizenship certificate first? Pls help.
U.S. Passports are only issued to U.S. citizens. A child born outside the United States automatically becomes a citizen by virtue of the naturalization of his or her parents if the child is under 18 years of age, possesses a green card and resides with his or her parents. Minor children who obtain Unites States citizenship by derivation, do not need to participate in the naturalization ceremony.
Of course, any child born in the U.S., automatically obtains United States citizenship. From the description you provided above, I believe that you can apply for a U.S. passport for your daughter. For complete instructions, click the link below.Apply for Passport for Minor
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