Is my son a legal citizen? 2 Answers as of March 21, 2011

If a child of the age 17 years old who father is not biological but name is signed and printed on the child's birth certificate and the father is a U.S. citizen although the child's father received his citizenship after the child was born will the child be available for citizenship from the father? The child currently resides in the U.S. and is currently on Haitian TPS. The child has been in the U.S. since she was 7.

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Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law
Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law | Theresa E. Tilton
No, your son is not a US citizen, nor is he now eligible for derivative citizenship from the man who signed the birth certificate. You need to consult a lawyer to get a solution for this, before your son needs to go to college or to get a job.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 3/21/2011
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
Just a birth certificate is not enough to prove father-son relationship. Other documents may need too.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 3/18/2011
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