If I become US citizen, does my child automatically change status from resident to citizen? 4 Answers as of October 16, 2010

My child is a resident. If we, the parents, become US citizens and he is still a minor, does he change his status to a citizen immediately? Or do we need to do something else?

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Pacifica Legal Services
Pacifica Legal Services | Floyd Fernandez
The short answer is that your child does not become a U.S. citizen, but he does qualify to petition for naturalized citizenship through parent-child status, especially since your child has also resided in the country long enough to qualify, at least six years. If you want to discuss this further, contact me by e-mail or phone to set up a consultation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/16/2010
JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office
JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office | Jack C. Sung
Under the law, the child turns into a citizen automatically. You can apply for a passport as evidence of citizenship.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/11/2010
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
Yes, if the child is a permanent resident and is under the age of 18.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/11/2010
Law Offices of Danielle Nelisse
Law Offices of Danielle Nelisse | Danielle Nelisse
Sometimes.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/11/2010
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