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What is the date of birth of the person that is looking to claim U.S. Citizen at birth? What was the marital status of the parents? Was one parent not a U.S. Citizen? Was the U.S. Citizen the mother or father?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The birthdate of one child is July 1, 2004 and the second child was born September 3, 2006.The parents were married. Only one parent, the father, has US citizenship

The father has to prove that BEFORE each child was born, he was physically present in the U.S. for at least 5 years and that at least 2 of those years was after he turned 14. If he can do that, he should file for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA):

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/while-abroad/birth-abroad.html

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