Am I a US citizen if my mother was naturalized when I was under 18? 12 Answers as of December 17, 2013

I am now currently 21 years old. I have lived in the US for over 18 years with my parents and my mother became naturalized when I was under 18. Am I a citizen because of that?

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Baughman & Wang
Baughman & Wang | Justin X. Wang
If you were LPR at that time.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/17/2013
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
Your question requires an attorney consultation. It is not a simple question that can be answered on this type of forum. There are many factors that would need to be considered and evaluated. The short answer is possibly, depending on a number of factors. I strongly suggest that you contact an experienced immigration attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your situation. (S)he would then be in a better position to analyze your case and advise you of your options.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/17/2013
Kapoor Law Firm, PLLC
Kapoor Law Firm, PLLC | Shiv K. Kapoor
It's possible that you are, but would need more details.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 12/17/2013
Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC
Law Office of Pho Ethan Tran PLLC | Pho Ethan Tran
Under the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, you may have derived US citizenship through your mother by law if you were a lawful permanent resident and under the age of 18 when your mother became a US citizen and you were residing permanently in the US in the legal and physical custody of your mother at the time. The law became effective beginning February 27, 2001.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 12/17/2013
Hoang & Tran PLLC | Adam Tran
You have a very strong argument that you are a derivative of a naturalized citizen. Apply for naturalization!
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 12/17/2013
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