Even if you were not born in the United States, you may be a U.S. citizen. This can happen by being born overseas to a U.S. citizen parent or parents, or by having held a green card when your parents became naturalized U.S. citizens. However, the legal details have changed over the years. Find out more here.
U.S. Citizenship by Birth or Through Parents
An overview of who may acquire or derive U.S. citizenship through their parents' citizenship status or naturalization.
Can I Get U.S. Citizenship Through a Grandparent?
When U.S. citizenship can pass down through generations.
Will Our Surrogate Child Born Overseas Acquire U.S. Citizenship From Us?
Longstanding U.S. immigration law creates complications and injustices when applied to modern technological possibilities.
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Deriving Citizenship Through Parents If You Turn 18 on or After February 27, 2001
You may already be a U.S. citizen, through an automatic process called derivation."
How Foreign-Born Children of American Citizens Can Prove or Obtain U.S. Nationality
You should be able to obtain proof of your acquired or derived U.S. citizenship.
Filling Out Form N-600, Application for Certificate of Citizenship
How people who became citizens automatically through their parents can prepare the USCIS form requesting a Certificate of Citizenship.