I’m 18 years old, I live in the U.S. I’ve lived here since I was 8 years old and have never left. I lived in Haiti for a few years before I came to live here at 8. I was born in Canada and currently have an expired Canadian passport. I don’t have a social security or license or anything in the US.
I didn't realize it but I’ve been here illegally in a way. Last summer I applied for my N-600 form because my dad was a US citizen 10 years before I was even born, so I was born a citizen and qualified for it. I’m afraid I won’t get approved for the certificate. I didn’t come here on a visa I just came on a Canadian passport, which is now expired. Did I overstay even though I don’t have a visa? Am I here illegally, and can I get deported?
My mother passed away the year I came to live in the U.S. The only form of documentation I’ve ever had is a Canadian passport. Please help me.
To qualify for the N-600 almost all the things you describe I would have to meet and they recently wrote us back asking for two more papers that my father left out(birth certificate and marriage license to my mom which we sent back), they got married months before my birth so I wasn’t born out of wedlock. And my dad lived here since high school going to Haiti maybe once a year and has been a U.S citizen since 1992 which is about 7 years before I was born in Canada. I’m only worried because I don’t have a visa but I guess I never needed one since I’m a citizen I just don’t have the paper to prove it. I assumed I needed the certificate to apply for a U.S passport. And if you’re denied don’t they tell you right away or do you have to wait normal processing times to get an answer?