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I am a citizens of the US I was adopted at 4 from Thailand to Americans. I have a naturalization. No problems until now. I am 46yrs old and need to renew my drivers license. DMV was not able to get my profile from the immigration data base using the numbers on my certificate. What can be wrong?

Lawyer's Assistant: What is your official status? Do you have any pending applications or petitions with USCIS?

No...I show DMV my naturalization as a form of ID to renew my license...I am a citizen since I came to America 1976

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

Not yet DMV has to call me back to tell me why they cant locate my numbers

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Iam worried that the naturalization is not letgit

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
my adopted parents did it all for me when I was 9 yrs old. I had gotten a passport 10 yrs ago but I allowed it to elapsed. Never used it. My naturalization is like my birth certificate, that's all I have. I don't understand why DMV cannot find my profile using the numbers from my certificate.
Immigration Lawyer: Expert James, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

If you got a passport, then it is highly unlikely that your citizenship is not legitimate. Did your parent adopt you in Thailand or from inside the US?

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