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Child Citizenship Act Please click here to contact Our Director or a member of his staff. Child Citizenship Act

Child Citizen Act

This law confers United States citizenship automatically to foreign-born children adopted by citizens of the United States.

Child Citizenship Act

Child Citizenship Act of 2000 (PL 106-395) amends the Immigration and Nationality Act so as to confer U.S. citizenship automatically to foreign-born children adopted by citizens of the United States.

The child must meet the following requirements:

  • Have at least one American citizen parent by birth or naturalization;
  • Be under 18 years of age;
  • Live in the legal and physical custody of the American citizen parent; and
  • Be admitted as an immigrant for lawful permanent residence.

To read the specifics of this Act, please visit the website link Child Citizenship Act.


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