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Citizen, between two marriages I have a children but I have

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I am American citizen , between two marriages I have a children but I have one more that was born in the meantime .Kid is now 9 years old and leaves in Bosnia With mother. Even when the kid was born I was American citizen already what do I need to make her citizenship as well
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Ely replied 3 months ago.

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1) What year was the child born?

2) Were you married to the mother when this child was born?
3) Were you an American citizen when this child was born?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Child was born on 2008 ,I was American citizen at the time,no I wasn't married to the mother at the time , I was going to divorce with the ex-wife ar the time child was born
Expert:  Ely replied 3 months ago.

Thank you. A child born outside the U.S. is a Citizen at birth, if:

-the child's parent's are not married, and

-the genetic father is a U.S. citizen at the time of birth, the mother is an alien, and the birthdate is on or after November 14, 1986.

See HERE.

To apply for US Citizenship, the child's parent(s) would have to apply for the N-600k, which is a certificate of US Citizenship. See HERE. This is an application for a child who regularly resides in a foreign country to claim U.S. citizenship based on the child's parents. If granted, this would make him a US Citizen.

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