Frequently Asked Questions On Immigration
Passport Is Proof of Citizenship
Q. Can I petition for my wife using my U.S. passport only, or must I have a certificate of U.S. citizenship? I got derivative U.S. citizenship when my mother and father naturalized. Recently, I returned to my.homeland to marry. My only proof of U.S. citizenship is my U.S. passpor.
A. Your passport is proof that you are a U.S. citizen for all purposes, including petitioning for your wife. Just include a copy of your passport when you file INS form 1-130, Petition for Alien Relative.
(By Alan Wernick)
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