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I need a photo identity document with name, birth date and

I need a photo identity document with name, birth date and picture. I don't have a license or a passport. Is there another acceptable ID?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes, but they didn't help.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: This is proof for a re-issue of citizenship certificates.JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: Certificates were lost in the mail. They just want updated pictures of my children.

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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

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My adopted daughter (adopted in 1998) came in to the states

My adopted daughter (adopted in 1998) came in to the states when there was some law that made her an automatic US Citizen and did not need a cert. of citizenship. She has had a passport issued as a young child (I did this to authenticate her citizenship. She has adoption documents from the Courts that finalized her adoption, she has her Birth certif., social security number. Is it necessary to get an actual certificate?JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: Not sure i understand questionJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Online once a while ago but my friend (who has an adopted the same age as mine just contacted me stating we need a Cert of Citizenship. ($500 now but as of Dec 23 going to $1100). Do not want to pay $500 or $1100 if I dont have toJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. just will my daughter be in jeopardy without the actual certificate. Tx

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Jennifer Marie, Esq.

Immigration Attorney

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If my granddaughter is a proved and given a certificate of

If my granddaughter is a proved and given a certificate of citizenship. Will this be all we need to get a social security number for her?

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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Juris Doctor

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I am a U.S. citizen but have lost certificate of citizenship

Hi, I am a citizen of the U.S. but have lost my certificate of citizenship (I have my U.S. passport). I am looking to get it replaced and am trying to locate my A-Number (alien registration number?) for the application. I have my wife's original A-Number - will mine be the same?I am a naturalized citizen (for about 10 years now) - I did find a site that will look up my A-Number and submitted a request to USCIS but it has already taken 2.5 months.

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Alex J. Esq.

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My fiancé is having her citizenship ceremony this Saturday

My fiancé is having her citizenship ceremony this Saturday November 19. We just found out that she will need to turn her green card is at that time. We have a vacation booked for Jamaica in one week, Sat Nov 26. It looks like the fastest turn around time on US passspoet is 5 business days. /JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: with Thanksgiving next week, what are our options? What happens if she delays her ceremony?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. Just found out and am scramblingJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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I am an Indian Citizen residing in USA on US Card which i

I am an Indian Citizen residing in USA on US Green Card which i got 5 & 1/2 years ago as employment-based . I have already applied for US Citizenship in the last week of August month of 2016 by submitting N-400 for me and my spouse and not for my son who is only 14 yrs of age . Me and my spouse have already got our biometrics done in last week of September of 2016 as per the appointment letters mailed to us by USCIS . Just after 2 days of our Biometrics , our online status on USCIS Portal changed to CASE IS IN LINE FOR AN INTERVIEW , and it was the message like - we started the interview scheduling process for your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization , We will send you an interview notice. Please follow any instructions in the notice.But since then there is no change after 1 & 1/2 month have passed and my interview should be at St. Paul Office because i live in MN State . Please clarify the below :(1) What can be the reason of delay or can it be more wait ?(2) Can my spouse visit to India now and will come back if interview scheduled before his return date ?(3) Can my spouse visit to India after the interview is done but before the Oath Ceremoney ?(4) Will there be any problem in above 2 situations # 2 and # 3 while returning to USA ? Do they count minimum 6 month stay in USA in just preceding 12 months or 6 months stay in every 12 months or they just see overall minimum 30 months stay in USA out of immediately precedeing 60 months ?(5) I know that if U.S.Citizenship is given to me and my spouse , then after getting our certificate of citizenship at Oath Ceremony , we can also apply for certificate of citizenship for our 14 yrs old son . But is there any need to get such certificate for my son for such big fees because anyway my son will get the US Passport with us and he can keep one copy of passport in digital form if sometime his passport is lost so that he can get new passport again again .

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Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq.

Attorney At Law

Juris Doctor

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I'm a US citizen parent (was born in Chicago). I cuurently

I'm a US citizen parent (was born in Chicago). I cuurently reside and work outside the United States. I wish to apply for an immigration visa for my 3 children (13, 11 & 8 years old) who were born outside the U.S. Eventually I want them to become American citizens so that we could all reside in the US. What do I have to do? Will it be easier if I came to the United States and applied for them from there?JA: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?Customer: noJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Judith

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If citizen can i apply for American passport for my children

If I am Amercian citizen can i apply for American passport for my children who are under 15 that are Canadian

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Nisha Jones, Esq.

Juris Doctorate

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I have become a U.S. citizen through naturalization,

I have become a U.S. citizen through naturalization, received my naturalization certificate and immediately after my U.S. passport.I also applied for U.S. passports for two of my children (aged 11 and 12) who were Legal Permanent Residents at the time of application and automatically derived their citizenship through me, and they now got their U.S. passports. I understand that for all intents and purposes they are now officially registered American citizens. I do not wish to go through the process of also submitting a N-600 form and applying for a Certificate of Citizenship for them.My question is the following:Any reason to apply a Certificate of Citizenship for my kids after they have already got their U.S. passports?What are the advantages of a Certificate of Citizenship over an American passport, if any?Does a passport create a record of my child's citizenship with the U.S. government registry the same as a Certificate of Citizenship? Is that the same registry for USCIS and for the Department of State?Once a passport has been approved can an application for a Certificate of Citizenship be denied?As my kids are minor and will have to renew their passports in 5 years, if they don't have a certificate of citizenship at the time of the renewal – is that a problem? I understand that they will need to submit a DS-11 form again (renewal of passport issued to a minor age 15 or younger) like in the case of a new passport with an evidence of citizenship. If the family circumstances change and they will be living outside of the U.S. at the time of application for the new passports - Is the question of their eligibility for a passport can be raised again and all the supporting documents establishing their eligibility for citizenship when they were 11 and 12 would need to be re-submitted (please also bear in mind that their Green Cards were taken from them when they received their passports)?Thanks in advance for your prompt response.

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Judith

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