Is there such a thing as "derivative citizenship"?
Question Details: My son is 17 years old and my wife, our son and I have been here since for 2 years. We are from Venezuela and are political asylum seekers. We are waiting for interview. My wife's grandmother was and American citizen born in England and naturalized America. Can our son acquire American citizenship? We arrived to the U.S. when he was 15.
You have to go through the process of checking whether all the people with citizenship satisfied the conditions of having had sufficient physical presence in the US after a certain age in order to see whether they were eligible to pass along that citizenship to the children/grandchildren. It is not an abstract concept but has to actually be documented in order to make a successful claim.
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