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If a person who was 17 years old in 1988 entered the US as a lawful permanent resident and his mother was a naturalized US citizen, does that qualify the child for automatic citizenship?
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Were the parents married? If they were, was the father a U.S. Citizen? If they were not married, was the person living with their mother after they entered the U.S. and before they turned 18?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No, the parents were never married and the father passed away when the child was 14 years old. He was from Central America and was never in the US. Yes, the child lived with his mother when they entered the country up until about the age of 20.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I meant to say he lived with his mother when HE entered the US ( mom was already in the US)
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 2 years ago

Ok. Take a look at this link on the second page:

http://dc.fd.org/library/naturalization%20chart.pdf

The child automatically became a U.S. Citizen on the date that he entered the U.S. as a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident and began living with his mother, a U.S. Citizen as long as all of that happened before he turned 18. He would need to file an N-600 to request a Certificate of U.S. Citizenship. Here is a link:

https://www.uscis.gov/n-600

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My brother and I will review the documents you sent me. I have a feeling we might have some additional questions afterwards so I think we will be interested in speaking via phone or email. Please let me know approximately how much that would cost and the best way of reaching you.
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