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I was filing out a Form N-400, Natrualization Form, and on

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Good Afternoon. I was filing...
Good Afternoon. I was filing out a Form N-400, Natrualization Form, and on page 5, it states,"If your biological or legally adoptive mother or father is a U.S. citizen by birth, or naturalized before you reached your 18th birthday, you may already be a citizen". My mom became a citizen in 1996, when I was 14 years old (but I was still living in Guatemala at the time). I came over to the U.S. in 1998. Does her becoming a citizen in this timeframe automatically make me a citizen?
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Hello my name is ***** ***** I am delighted to answer your questions today. I have 35 years experience as an immigration lawyer.

To have your mother transmit her US citizenship to you you must meet the following:

1. Be a US permanent resident residing in the US.

2. If only one parent has naturalizd they must have had legal custody of you,

3. You must be under the age of 18 when your custodial parent naturalizes..

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