Per the travel.state.gov website, it is important to note that there are significant delays with COVID-19.
Derivative Citizenship for a child
The postal service is recommending that customers wait to submit new or renewal applications as delays will continue. They are accepting applications but evidence, such as the green cards and naturalization certificates may be held for various months since USPS is processing backlogs and they are giving priority to applications in life or death emergencies.
Do I qualify?
Here is some of the main criteria:
- This must be your biological child. (adopted children, or step children are not eligible for derivative citizenship)
- Your child had to have been under age 18 on the date you became a US citizen.
- The child must be a Legal Permanent Resident.
Passport Style Photos, an appointment and supporting documentation:
- Child’s foreign birth certificate listing the parents
- Mother/Father’s naturalization certificate or other evidence of citizenship
- Child’s Permanent Resident Card/Green Card
- Parents' marriage certificate (if your parents were married when you legally entered the U.S. and before your 18th birthday)
- Documentation of legal custody (if your parents were not married when you legally entered the U.S.)
- If the citizen is the father, evidence of your legitimation (if your parents were not married at the time of your birth). Examples include: Your parents' marriage certificate dated after your birth or a Certified court order of legitimation.
$65 preparation fee per passport (payable to Mia Olvera)
$140 payable to Department of State
$35 Payable to the Acceptance Facility at the time of the appointment.
Make a 'Zoom' video appointment
Call (415) 432-3948 to make a ZOOM appointment or click the button.