- Are you married to the father?
- If so, is the father a US citizen?
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In other words, 6 months in the US, then 6 months outside the US, and then 6 months in the US will not be enough to pass on US citizenship to your child. You have to spend a whole year at one time in the US, prior to the child's birth, in order to pass on citizenship to the child. I hope I have answered your questions. Keep in mind that I only get credit for my work if you rate me positively. If you're satisfied with my answer and my professionalism - not the outcome or the state of the law which I cannot control - please select a top-three rating. Again, if you feel the need to use "poor service" or "bad service," please ask follow-up questions instead, so that I can try to help you further. Remember that the bottom two negative ratings are used for Experts or professionals who are rude and/or bad at their job, and I'm confident you'll find me to be professional and truthful with you.A bonus is appreciated, if you feel I've earned it.If you want me to answer questions in the future, you can write "FOR LONGHORN" at the beginning of your question, or go directly to my question page here: Ask Longhorn LawyerThank you!
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