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ANSWER: Because you were 18 years old or older when you came to the US with the green card, you did not derive citizenship status through your father.
So in this case, you would have had to apply for naturalization in order to become a US citizen.
If you have been living in the US for at least 5 years as a permanent resident, you need to file form N-400 and supporting document. This starts the naturalization process. Once it is approved and you take the oath of citizenship, you will become a US citizen.
I hope I have answered your questions. If you want a 30 minute phone call to discuss this or anything else, let me know. I can send you an offer for that.
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REMINDER: I do not get a salary here, so your positive rating for my customer service is the only way I am rewarded for doing my job. If that does not happen, it is as if I never worked; I am sure you agree that would not be an ideal outcome. So please do not forget to give me 3 or more stars, or any smiling faces, in order to help me get credit for doing my job.
Keep in mind, you are not rating the state of the law or the outcome of your situation, which I cannot control. You are rating my customer service. Believe me that I always want to give you good news. But if the outcome is not what you wanted, blame the government and the law, not me. I am only a messenger.
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