I am USA citizen and my child is not. Can she get USA passport?
(New York, New York)
Question: I became U.S. citizen two years ago. My daughter is 14 and holds a permanent resident card. Can I apply for a U.S. passport for her without applying for naturalization?
Minor children whose parents are naturalized automatically receive U.S. citizenship if they are under age 18, live with their parents and have permanent resident status.
Note, if both parents are alive and listed on the child's birth certificate, then both must become naturalized in order for the minor child to receive citizenship.
If you have sole legal custody of your child, then you need to prove this at the time you submit the application for a passport. For complete instructions, click the link below.Apply for Child's Passport
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