Citizenship Through Parents
There are two general ways to obtain citizenship through parents, one at birth and one after birth but before the age of 18. For more information, see USCIS Policy Manual guidance on Children of U.S. Citizens.
Citizenship at Birth for Children Born Outside the U.S. and its Territories
Automatic U.S. Citizenship After Birth - But Before the Age of 18
To apply for a Certificate of Citizenship, please see our Form N-600 page and read the instructions carefully to ensure that you qualify.
For more information, see our webpage N-600: Frequently Asked Questions.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 01/22/2013