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