Expedited naturalization may be available as well to those on active duty in the U.S. military, spouses of U.S. citizens employed abroad, and other special circumstances.
For those born outside the United States to a U.S. Citizen parent, that person might already be a United States citizen and merely needs to obtain documentation to establish it. Children under 18 years of age can acquire U.S. citizenship automatically if one of their parents becomes a citizen through naturalization. Under these scenarios, it may be possible to apply for a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, U.S. Passport or a Certificate of Citizenship instead of applying for naturalization. The rules governing automatic citizenship can be complex, however, so it is important to consult with a knowledgeable attorney first.
To discuss Naturalization or Automatic Citizenship in more detail please schedule a consultation or contact Attorney Urbanski.