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If a foreign adult discovers that one of their biological parents is an American citizen can they obtain US citizenship?

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8 USC 1401 The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth: (g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years; Be advised that there are numerous conditions which could affect your situation. If you read 8 USC section 1401 and on you may find some statutes relating to your situation. Most likely the answer is no; see 8 USC 1432, you would have to be under 18. However there are other ways to get US citizenship which have nothing to do with your biological father.

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