Legal Question in Immigration Law in New Jersey

I had a son in another country and then i moved back to usa...i was born in usa but i never made him a citizen hes 29 yrs old howv can i do it?

Asked on 9/26/09, 3:10 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Luba Smal Smal Immigration Law Office

Depending on how long have you lived in the USA, and specifically after age 14, your son may be a US citizen by birth. I understand that you never contacted the US embassy in the country of your son's birth.

What do you mean you moved back to USA after giving birth to a son abroad? Did you leave him abroad, or if you took him to USA (on what passport)?

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Answered on 10/01/09, 2:02 pm

Antoinette Wooten The Wooten Legal Consulting, PC

I would need more information regarding your particular case before I could comment on it properly.

However, when you say you “moved back to the USA” were you born in the US?

If the answer is yes, then your son would have an automatic right because he has a parent who is a US citizen.

Why did'nt you apply for your son when you first brought him into the country?

If you are a “Nationalized US citizen” then you would have to petition for your son by filing an application with the immigration service. This too you could have done once you became a US citizen.

Patricia Martin-Gibbons

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Answered on 10/04/09, 6:31 pm

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