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What is your mother's date of birth?
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Ok I understand. Now there is something I saw online that the immigration law until 1934 stated that children of a US citizen born outside of the USA will automatically gain the status of US citizen. is this correct? because my mother's father was born and lived his whole life in Curacao. And he was born in 1925 which is before 1934. But he had the Dutch nationality I suppose. Or could he have had double nationality?
And did he have to apply for it or was he automatically a US citizen at birth? because we are pretty sure that my mother's father never applied for any passport or citizenship.
Let's say that my mother's father was not a US citizen and that she uses the doctrine of double constructive retention like you said. How great are the chances for my mother to obtain the US citizenshipAnd last question. My mother has the Dutch nationality. If she obtains the US nationality, is it possible for her to have double nationality then. or just one of them?
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Actually my mother´s grandfather was a seaman and travelled between Curacao and New York, but in the documents we found of Ellis island it states that he was a resident of New york since 1924. (We know that he had family there, but we dont know the relation of the family members to him)The last document we found of him in New York was in 1937. arriving at the port of New York. So he might have been officially registered as a resident in New York all this time which is 13 years although he travelled back and fort between Curacao and New York right? He was born in 1891 so all this happened after he turned 14.My question is how should my mother start her steps towards the US citizenship. I assume you should hire a lawyer. Do you do these cases as well? Or do you know a good lawyer who is specialized in these cases who could start the case?And what documents do you recommend her to start looking for before going to a lawyer?What is the average amount of months or years that the whole process will take to get the citizenship?
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