New US citizen born in UK

Old Nov 12th 2019, 9:03 pm
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Hi, my American wife and I just had a baby in London. He is a US citizen (his mother lived in the US well over 5 years after the age of 14). I would be grateful if someone could help with the following questions:

1. How many copies of our marriage certificate do we need in order to apply for US consular registration of our son's birth, file form N600 for a certificate of citizenship, and get him a US passport? Can we re-use the same marriage certificate for all three, if needed?
2. How long does each application normally take?
3. In order to prove that my wife satisfies the physical presence requirements for transmission of US citizenship, is it sufficient to include her university degree certificate and social security statement (the latter showing over 5 years of contributions)?

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Originally Posted by Marocco View Post
Hi, my American wife and I just had a baby in London. He is a US citizen (his mother lived in the US well over 5 years after the age of 14). I would be grateful if someone could help with the following questions:

1. How many copies of our marriage certificate do we need in order to apply for US consular registration of our son's birth, file form N600 for a certificate of citizenship, and get him a US passport? Can we re-use the same marriage certificate for all three, if needed?
2. How long does each application normally take?
3. In order to prove that my wife satisfies the physical presence requirements for transmission of US citizenship, is it sufficient to include her university degree certificate and social security statement (the latter showing over 5 years of contributions)?

Thanks.
while I don’t have the personal experience required to comment on the specific questions. As a general observation you are often required to send or present original documents. When you say copies do you mean “certified copies” ?
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Thanks for your reply. Sorry, by "copies" I meant original marriage certificates. We only have one left, and it doesn't seem straightforward to order additional ones from the county where we got married.
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You apply for his Consular Report of Birth Abroad and first US passport at the same time. Filing Form N600 is not necessary. All original documents are returned to you. Processing times are around four weeks. “Good examples of proof of physical presence include school records, employment records, university transcripts, current and expired passports with evidence of travel to the United States.”
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You apply for his Consular Report of Birth Abroad and first US passport at the same time. Filing Form N600 is not necessary. All original documents are returned to you. Processing times are around four weeks. “Good examples of proof of physical presence include school records, employment records, university transcripts, current and expired passports with evidence of travel to the United States.”
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Many thanks for your reply. Yeah, I think we'll skip N600 - the filing fee is too high.
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Many thanks for your reply. Yeah, I think we'll skip N600 - the filing fee is too high.


I don't usually get snarky with posters but your post which I've quoted has me doing a face plant.

Have you done any research other than finding the N600 on the USCIS website? Apparently you stopped there and didn't go further with your research.

Here is all you need to do:

https://uk.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen...718.1573741839

The Certificate of Birth Abroad is all your child needs to prove US Citizenship. It is all I needed to show that I was a US Citizen born in Germany so that I could vote, get a US passport, etc.

All services will cost money. If you are living in poverty, I'm sorry but perhaps you can beg or borrow from relatives and repay them at a later time.

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