Could grandchildren of an American citizen born abroad be considered American citizens as well?
Be careful of where you get your information from, legislation is constantly changing; recently it has been more toward being easier to be born abroad.
If YOU (grandparent) are American (born abroad or otherwise) and have lived there for 5 years at any point in your life, and the PARENT is born abroad as well (through you), then you shouldn't have a problem.
See http://tinyurl.com/c7muvf, and read pages 2 and 3.
I hate it when people give the wrong info. According to the actual USA government (NCIS) grandparents as citizens DON'T COUNT because in their words ..... Generations of "Americans" who have never set forth in the USA will be considered fraud. To their spec. one parent must be a current and legal USA citizen as wel as having to reside in the USA for at least 5 months within the past year and have proof of that residence. As well as file all the appropiate tax forms and paperwork with the IRS for a period of two years. So it must be an immediate parent. The only special cases i can understand is if your from a USA listed political asylum type country and your grandparents are alive and in the USA currently and will sponsering you.... and only if they are you only means of support in this word (i.e. your abandoned, without parents, politcally persecuted). If not your grandparents would have had to have done something signifcant for the USA in order to get Congress to give special status.
No. One of the parents has to have been a US citizen at the time of birth. If that US citizen parent was the father, he has to have been married to the mother at the time of birth.
Yes, in some cases. I know for a fact that exceptional circumstances exist wherein rules regarding granting of U.S. citizenship were not followed in the manner which now exists. Persons who live in the United States now after having received such exceptions will not be returned to countries such as Cuba, where their religious rights will continue to be denied and where even their decision to leave the island and, even more so, to ask for U.S. citizenship while in the island, would cause them to be harassed and mistreated. The rules regarding residence of their parents' parents in the U.S. have changed in the decades passed, but these grandchildren of U.S. citizens, whom their parents sough to save from military service in a totalitarian regime, reminiscent to their parents, of others in Russia or Germany, will not have to renounce their U.S. citizenship once granted. What would be the international effect of the return to Cuba of the grandson of a U.S. citizen who fought against the Nazis and whose children and grandchildren were inculcated with democratic values?
When my grandfather arrived in the U.S., in his seventies, he was taken to Texas for deprogramming after having lived in a communist country. Afterwards, the federal governments, noting his patriotism, offered him a position with them, in the CIA or other military or intelligence agency. He was flattered but he declined. Thus was his record and his family's record of loyalty to this country. Living outside the U.S. does not diminish one's citizenship. In fact, some Cuban families have military heroes in he U.S. going back to the taking of Pensacola in 1786, Cubans who died to defend Florida from he British.
This is important because persons from Venezuela, now being granted exceptional circumstances by royal decree in Spain, should take note of that Spanish precedent and await the reaction of the United States. Under a new administration, international exile may be given reconsideration. Evidence of religious persecution within Venezuela is not easy to obtain nor is it ever easy to obtain such evidence in any country, but nevertheless it should be noted, again, that exceptional circumstances exist.
No one should be discouraged from trying to save their children from living in a totalitarian regime merely because some decisions preclude some persons from seeking U.S. citizenship. Nor should persons whose grandparents were U.S. citizens have their citizenship questioned in all cases.
Turkish Sephardim were also granted exceptional circumstances by Spain under the same decree, which may lead other countries to follow suit.
There is not 4 ways, but two. If you are born in the US you are a citizen and if you are from another country you can be naturalized a citizen. Children born to an American citizen are automatically citizens and children born in places like a military base are also citizens no matter where the base is located.
Could grandchildren of American citizen and greatgrandchildren of native American born abroad be considered American citizens as well?
Yes and No, it depends on how the tribe defines what makes them a tribal member, if the family line has members of a American tribe then you could prove it, some tribes use DNA to prove tribal membership so as you can see it is a very difficult question. David member of The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
Yes American citizenship law states that if one of your parent is a citizen so is the child -- Although if you are born outside the U.S., depending on the laws of that country, you could be considered a citizen of that country and you will have to file naturalization papers once you (or rather your parents) returned home to verify you are indeed an American citizen born to American citizens.
Do you need to be above 18 years old to be considered an American citizen or can a child be considered one?
Basically, any person born in the united state or certain territories of the U.S. is a U.S. citizen regardless of age. Such persons are natural-born citizens. Further, the minor children of naturalized American citizens obtain c itizenship automaticallywhen the parent is naturalized.. This is called derivative citizenship. Age has no bearing on the above.
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