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Certificate of Citizenship

Basic Requirements:

As outlined in the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, any child may automatically obtain United States citizenship should all the following criteria be met by his or her 18th birthday:

  • Be younger than 18 years of age on or before the 27th of February, 2001;
  • Be in custody of at least one U.S. citizen parent;
  • Already hold U.S. permanent residency (green card holder) and reside in the U.S.; and
  • Have already had a final and full adoption, if adopted

Certificates of citizenship may be obtained by any child who meets these guidelines (or by adults who met these requirements before they were 18 years old) in order to prove his or her citizenship in the United States.

Application Process:

Once the initial application for a certificate of citizenship has been filed, an applicant must visit his or her designated US CIS office, interview, and pick up his or her certificate of citizenship. Should the applicant still be a minor at the time of application, his or her U.S. citizen parent must accompany him or her to the US CIS offices. Contrary to the process of naturalization, applicants are not required to take an English language test, take a Government and History test, or take an oath.

Fees:

When filing in the United States at the U.S. CIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) (please take a moment to read this disclaimer), the immigration attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC charge the following in attorneys fees and U.S. CIS filing fees:

  • $1,000 in attorney’s fees for both the principal beneficiary and his/her immediate family
  • $1,760 for the filing fee for the main petition with the US CIS

Experience:

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin immigration attorneys are extensively experienced with the representation of individuals looking to obtain a certificate of citizenship. To learn more, please see a few of our approved cases.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Tuhin Dey
Tuhin Dey Jun 28, 2021
5.0

Satisfied! I hired William's firm for adjusting my case from J1 student to permanent resident and I must say I made a right choice. My case had few complications for example- J1 waiver. So before hiring William, I visited his office for paid consultancy, asked tons of questions regarding J1 waiver.... Read More

Xinyu Heng
Xinyu Heng Jun 25, 2021
5.0

Both Mr. Jang, and Mrs. Natalia Almanza are very professional and have great attention to details. They explained the whole process to us in advance and answered our questions clearly and patiently. They keep us informed with every development. Our cases were handled smoothly. The second time... Read More

Abhishek Bhargava
Abhishek Bhargava Jun 24, 2021
5.0

A FANTASTIC Lawyer !! Our experience while filing the response to the RFE was great. Mr. Jang was extremely responsive, got our entire paper work put together in less than a week. He coordinated with everybody involved to get the information that he needed to put together the paper work. His... Read More

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B D Jun 19, 2021
5.0

I have been consulting Mr. Jiang regarding immigration issues several times over emails/phone and once in person. He always reply quickly and has been very helpful. I'd recommend him for his excellent work and customer service.

Citlalli Salazar
Citlalli Salazar Jun 06, 2021
5.0

Una atención rapida, aclararon mis dudas, de una forma clara y amable

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Brenda Hernández May 11, 2021
5.0

Excelente atención . Estoy muy agradecida . Son muy profesionales y confiables .

TW Ha
TW Ha Apr 30, 2021
5.0

I went through the permanent resident process with this office. They are fully responsive and very quick. Mr. William Jang is an experienced lawyer so he would suggest solutions for most cases. There were some minor issues with the process but the office handled those issues very smoothly. The fee... Read More

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