Our client and her young son came to the United States in 2012 as Legal Permanent Residents (LPR).
She was a single mom, and her father filed an immigrant visa petition for her with her son as her derivative.
Our client got married to a Jamaican citizen in 2018.
She applied for naturalization and became a US citizen in June of 2019.
She had a consultation with us in April 2020.
She needed assistance with the consular processing of her husband’s immigrant visa petition at the US Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica.
The client retained the firm within the same month, and we submitted the documents required by the National Visa Center.
While her husband’s case was pending, the client inquired about how her son could be a U.S citizen.
We determined that her son has already derived U.S citizenship from her when she naturalized.
However, she wanted to have proof that her son was a US citizen and have his own Certificate of Citizenship.
Derivative citizenship is a process through which children automatically acquire U.S. citizenship when their parent naturalizes.
We filed the N600 (Application for Certificate of Citizenship) in June 2021.
Preparing a thorough and accurate N600 application is crucial to ensuring a successful outcome.
While the N600 was pending, our client’s husband was interviewed and received his immigrant visa in February 2022.
On April 17, 2023, our client’s N600 application for her son was approved.
It was such a double feat for this family!
With this approval, our client’s son attained US citizenship by derivation.
He became an automatic U.S. citizen the moment his mom naturalized.
P.S. Every case is different. Past successes do not guarantee similar future outcomes. Consult a licensed immigration lawyer to discuss your unique situation.