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Hi!I would like to know if it is possible for me to add my adopted daughter who is abroad on my n-400 form?
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Customer: Not yet but i talked to a uscis representative
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Hello! My name is***** and I am a licensed attorney with more than 14 years of experience. I am here to assist you with your questions. Please understand that if I ask you for additional information, you are NOT charged again and our communications are NOT timed. So please see this as a relaxed conversation between friends. I am here to help.

You are a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident that is applying now for U.S. Citizenship? When did you adopt your daughter? How old was she when you adopted her? You have not applied for her to get Lawful Permanent Residency yet?

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 1 year ago

I do not know why you are not responding, but you are not charged per question, per response, nor per answer. So after I give you my answer, you can continue to ask me questions without additional charge until you are satisfied. I apologize if it is a site issue that you posted and the post did not go through.

If you adopted her after she turned 16, then while you are supposed to add her because legally she is your child, you cannot pass on a U.S. immigration benefit to her because she was too old when you adopted her. I hope that isn't the case.

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Hello. I'm just following up with you to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? Please let me know. Thank you!

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 1 year ago

I still don't know why you are not responding. It does not cost you anything additional to type a response to me. If you adopted her before she turned 16, you add her to your N-400 and you petition for her to come to the U.S. as a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident. If she enters the U.S. as a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident before she turns 18, then she can file an N-600 to get a Certificate of U.S. Citizenship.

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Thank you for your kindness and respect. Good luck to you.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I am a permanent resident. I adopted a 13 y.o. who is still living in Africa in May of this year. I want to apply for citizenship and I was wondering if I should add my adopted child on the n 400 form or if there are separate forms to fill out for that. Will I be asked to proof the adoption when i go for the interview? Will it be possible for me to file for my adopted daughter to come to America?
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Thank you for finally responding. Yes, you can and must include her in the N-400. They most likely will not ask for evidence of the adoption at that time because you aren't applying for her through the N-400. Yes, you will be able to apply for her to come to the U.S. and when she does, if you have already obtained U.S. Citizenship and she is under 18, you can file for her to get U.S. Citizenship through you.

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Hello. I'm just following up with you once again to see how everything is going. Did my answer help? Please let me know. Thank you!

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Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo J. Senmartin, Esq., Immigration Lawyer replied 1 year ago

Thank you again for your kindness and respect. Good luck.

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