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Divorced and childs status is tied to mother

Old Feb 29th 2020, 8:32 pm
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Wonderful people of BE, I have 3 questions in this post. Background first:
I am divorced from my also British wife. I am remarried and have a GC through marriage to a US citizen. My wife remains on her L1A status. Our 6 year old daughters status is tied to her mother, so she’s an L2 dependent. We share joint legal custody of our daughter.

1. Can I apply for my daughter to become a permanent resident based on my own status?

2. Once I have US citizenship, same question, can I also have my daughter go through the process at the same time? If the answer to the first question is yes, she would not have held a GC as long as me, but does that matter if I gain citizenship?

3. I have an immediate issue that daughters UK passport has expired. Mother has her passport and as explained, daughters status is L2 dependent of mother. I need a new passport for her within 6 weeks for a planned trip to Canada for spring break. Anyone know an expedited process? And how about me taking her and returning to the US, do I need document from her mother, notice of action etc.?? We have the same surname btw.

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Old Feb 29th 2020, 10:34 pm
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What are the intentions of the L1 sponsor? Are they intending to go the green card route?
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Old Feb 29th 2020, 10:56 pm
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What are the intentions of the L1 sponsor? Are they intending to go the green card route?
yes, she is also remarrying, a US citizen. Later this year I believe.
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You can petition her, her future step father can petition her, might be quicker, so a family decision as to who does what.
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How can your wife be on a L1A status and be a US Citizen as the same time? Believe you are referring to your ex-wife.

Hope I don't confuse you with this re: naturalization/citizenship for a child.

Your child automatically becomes a US citizen when her CUSTODIAL PARENT naturalizes.

The child must:

1. Already be a permanent resident. Does not matter how they obtain that residency. Just that they be a PR.

2. Be under the age of 18.

3. The child does not have to do anything. They ride the parent's coattails and can obtain a US Passport asa the parent naturalizes.

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How can your wife be on a L1A status and be a US Citizen as the same time? Believe you are referring to your ex-wife.

Hope I don't confuse you with this re: naturalization/citizenship for a child.

Your child automatically becomes a US citizen when her CUSTODIAL PARENT naturalizes.

The child must:

1. Already be a permanent resident. Does not matter how they obtain that residency. Just that they be a PR.

2. Be under the age of 18.

3. The child does not have to do anything. They ride the parent's coattails and can obtain a US Passport asa the parent naturalizes.
Her mother is currently L1-A. She is marrying this year so will be adjusting status following that. It’s my wife that is a USC, and my ex’s future husband is a USC. Thanks for confirming the riding the coattails route.
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