Citizenship Acquired by Status at Birth grants US Citizenship to children born and residing outside the US to at least one US citizen parent. The US citizen parent does not have to have been born in the US or, in fact, ever have visited the US, but one of the child’s grandparents must be a US citizen and must have established at least five years of physical presence in the US.
US CITIZENSHIP ACQUIRED BY STATUS AT BIRTH
US Citizenship Acquired By Status at Birth Basic Requirements
To be eligible for the Citizenship Acquired by Status at Birth, children must have been born outside the US, be under 18 years of age and have at least one parent who is a US citizen. Further, the US citizen parent or grandparent of the child must have been physically present in the US for at least 5 years and the child must be residing outside the US in the legal and physical custody of the US citizen parent.
US Citizenship Acquired By Status at Birth Entitlements
United States Citizenship provides immigrants with numerous rights and freedoms, including the right to vote, freely travel to and from the US with a United States passport, own all types of property in the US, obtain federal jobs, and petition for a variety of family members to come to the US.