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Child Birth record for USA father with a foreign mother

Since the child is born out of wedlock to a U.S. citizen father (you) and an alien mother, the child is automatically a U.S. citizen at birth if: You were physically present in the U.S. (in any ...
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US Common Practices with kids that new Immigrant parents should be aware of

Well, it would actually be good to build a country-by-country list. Let me try to enumerate the high level hot points and I will allow others to help fill these out. Privacy in public. Unlike many ...
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Will a child of a a long-term UK resident EU national, born in the UK, be British?

We now have the concept of "normally resident" in the UK; a term whose full implications are not intuitive, but it means your permanent "home" is the UK and anywhere else you resided, you always ...
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How to make a British-citizen father take responsibility for child in Africa

In the absence of expanded details asked by @ouflak whether you were married to this individual and whether his name is on the child's birth certificate, you may have the option of requesting a child ...
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Unemployment and health insurance in Germany

I think your best option is to apply to Arbeitlosengeld 2, a.k.a Hartz IV. Basically you apply for some money that should cover for your living expenses + your daughter + health insurance for the ...
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What visa does a US-born baby need?

You were born in the UK. I assume you you are a British citizen, because you make no mention of your own visa. Because you were born in the UK, you are a British citizen "otherwise than by descent," ...
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Does a family from the EU get the status of Familia Numerosa in Spain, if they live in Spain but are not Spanish citizens?

According to the one of the references in Wikipedia article you're linking to: Simplest case is that members of the family are Spanish nationals, or EU nationals, or EEA nationals, and they all are ...
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Studying in the Netherlands for one year; Must my children go to school?

This seems to be rather difficult and only possible in certain cases. For more information on home schooling in the Netherlands, you should have a look at this article by the Netherlands Home ...
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How to make a British-citizen father take responsibility for child in Africa

If you and the child's other parent cannot agree on maintenance, or if the other parent is recalcitrant, you can submit an application to the UK Child Maintenance Service. This is a publicly funded ...
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Does a child born outside the EU qualify for an EU passport if the mother is from an EU country?

A child born to a Polish citizen outside of Poland is automatically a Polish citizen. Polish citizenship qualifies the child for a Polish passport. There is no specific EU passport. Each member ...
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Would my infant daughter born in UK need a TB screening test to return to UK?

Although your little one was born in the UK, she may not be considered a returning resident, was about 2 months old when she left and has been in Pakistan for the last 8 months. Pakistan is among ...
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Can my child live with me in the UK?

All you need to do is get your child her British passport. Then you should be able to travel with her back to the United Kingdom, no problem. I've heard people say that you might need a letter from ...
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Indian father, Bangladeshi mother, baby to be born in Ireland

We need to consider each citizenship separately. Whether the child has Irish citizenship: No. For a child born on the island of Ireland after 2005 to have Irish citizenship at birth (assuming that ...
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Putting my 14-year-old son in school when moving to to Amesterdam from Sweden

First of I'm British and have moved back and forth to the Netherlands quite a few times now. Amsterdam is a mixed community and most areas are very friendly. Your child will probably just be starting ...
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British citizenship of adopted son. I'm British by birth and live in America

It looks like it is possible that your son can gain British citizenship, but you will have to apply. From Intercountry adoption and British citizenship: an application will normally be approved if ...
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Exemption for children in the USA: should I get an ITIN or a SSN for them?

In general, except for rare cases, you can only get an SSN when you are authorized to work. People on J-2 (including both spouses and children of the J-1) have the option to apply for EADs (note that ...
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Ways to interact with my kid

I have no direct experience being a Skype parent, but have seen cases where the immigration rules have prevented family reunion. Also, the BBC has run stories about the phenomenon of Skype parenting. ...
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US citizen married to UK citizen, working in UK for 30 years

Applying for citizenship under the more favourable rules for spouses will not be possible anymore so that would be one major consequence of the death of your husband in this respect. If that's what ...
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Ways to interact with my kid

Beneath all things you actually can do, which I am sure are restricted, I mean, beneath Internet, Postals and Phone, there is nothing else you can really use to communicate with each other on this ...
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Ways to interact with my kid

I have experience as a Skype child: my father left to work abroad at the time when internet was still dial-up, and web cameras just entered the market, so trying these new technologies as a child was ...
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UK passport and immigration

The form that seems relevant to your case is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/application-to-register-child-under-18-as-british-citizen-form-mn1 Unfortunately it is not so clear if ...
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What are the implications of where a couple of different nationalities gets married?

My advice is to work backwards - figure out where you both will ultimately be living, and where you both ultimately want to have residency (or citizenship). Contact the State Dept. or equivalent ...
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What are the implications of where a couple of different nationalities gets married?

Don't know about Spain and Guatemala specifically but: Rules do vary quite a bit and it does matter in practice. It might be easier to marry in some place than other. For example, some countries have ...
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Can I obtain citizenship through my great-grandfather?

As your father was born outside the UK, once he gets his citizenship he will be a UK citizen by descent. UK citizens by descent generally cannot pass on citizenship to their children who are born ...
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British Nationality for Thai adopted child

The general guidance for children born overseas, including adopted children, is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-how-adopted-children-can-become-british/intercountry-...
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Child born to British, Polish & Singaporean parents in the UK

Your best strategy is to apply for British and Polish passports, and not register Singapore citizenship. For clarity, since it's not entirely clear from your question, the passports are irrelevant ...
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Main Applicant’s children are aged out or not?

Yes, they are eligible for the visa. Congress recognized that many children were aging out due to large USCIS processing backlogs, so it enacted the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA) to ...
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is it possible to go with the babies (Italian passport holders) but leave them in Brazil for a month or two?

Difficult question, with no simple answer. It is also a question that belongs in expatriates.stackexchange.com Assumptions: All participants parents, children, mother and sister are Italian ...
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Do applicants of first time child British Passports in the USA need countersignatures?

In case of ambiguity in the countersignature rules, one can contact the HM Passport Office. You can contact them by phone or by using their online form. Here is the phone information: Telephone: 0300 ...
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Opinions about Dutch school for kids near Delft

he went to the Rotterdam International Secondary School (RISS) in the end. We arrived in October. He had to wait until after winter break for a spot. We tried Grotius College but they didn't feel ...

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