Can I claim retroactive US citizenship if I applied as a minor? 2 Answers as of March 09, 2011My adoptive father (US citizen) filed for my US citizenship when I was 16 years old. My adoption was legal and done at the US embassy in Korea when I was 2 years old. When I turned 18, the application was considered void since I was no longer a minor. Now as an adult I was deported from the US due to criminal convictions. I am wondering if I may claim retroactive US citizenship due to the fact that I should of became a US citizen at that time?
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The question is why it took 16 years for him to file an application? It'd be hard for deportation order is redo. If I were you, I would consider getting a waiver and apply for green card again. If you need help with waiver, please feel free to contact us for assistance. Good luck!
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