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We need a Social Security # for our child.

  • This information can be found on the Social Security website (www.socialsecurity.gov) or by calling 1-800-772-1213.  Please refer to the Social Security Administration’s web-site for complete information. 

My child lives overseas with me

  • If your child lives with you overseas, and he or she is not yet 18 years old, then
    • You may file N-600K, Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate under Section 322 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, with fee, for a Certificate of Citizenship with any USCIS office in the United States. Under this law, you (the citizen parent) and your child will be scheduled for an interview in the United States.  Your child will acquire United States citizenship after this interview if USCIS approves the application.
  • Note: Your child must still be under 18 years old when the application is approved and U.S. citizenship is acquired. 
    • Please see the instructions for the Form N-600K for detailed information on how to establish if your child is eligible for citizenship with this form.

We’re going overseas

  • Information concerning United States passports and when they are required may be found on the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov
Last Reviewed/Updated: 05/05/2011