If two American citizens have a baby in another country does the baby count as an American citizen?
- ibu guruLv 78 months agoFavorite Answer
At least one parent must be a US citizen at the time of the baby's birth, AND have met residency requirements in the US to be eligible to pass on that citizenship to offspring. Both parents must go with baby in person to the nearest US consulate to place of the birth to register birth to US citizen(s) while abroad. You need baby's long-form birth certificate (which includes both parents' citizenships), hospital records, passports for each parent, proof of years of residency in the US for US-citizen spouse, baby's passport photos. If parents were not married at the time of baby's birth, DNA tests required all around to prove paternity. Both parents must consent to baby obtaining a US passport.
You'll need baby's US passport to bring baby back to US. Under US law all US citizens can only enter/exit US on their US passport. Penalties apply for failure to do so. Besides, entry on foreign passport means visa/visa waiver required & baby has to depart US. No change of status from tourist, so baby MUST have that US passport to enter if it is a US citizen.
- Brother HesekielLv 78 months ago
I believe in the power of the human brain, even in cases where it seems to be hopeless. So let's give it a try, shall we?
You and your wife go on vacation to Vietnam. Surprisingly, she gives birth, an early one, as the baby was supposedly not due for another 6 weeks. Here's the question for you:
Will you and your wife be able to take your baby home with you when the vacation is over, or would you have to leave it behind, perhaps put it in a trashcan, because you couldn't get an immigrant visa for your child?
Think about it. Then think again. I know, your underdeveloped brain probably hurts already, but give it a try. You may actually be able to answer your own question!Source(s): An immigrant from Europe, I live on the American Riviera and work as an attorney in Santa Barbara, California.
- MajorArmedManLv 78 months ago
Yes, because the baby was born to American citizens as permitted by the 14th Amendment under jus sanguinis rule instead of jus soli.
- 8 months ago
YES... they BY MOST OTHER COUNTRIES LAWS have to file in the US EMBASSY a form which is titles... "REPORT OF CHILD BORN ABROAD OF UNITED STATES CITIZENS" and it is filed in the country of birth as well as sent to the US EMBASSY... I Have 2 kids born in other countries,,, Germany and Japan and both are considered as AMERICAN CITIZENS BY BIRTH AND NOT GERMAN OR JAPANESE.
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- FoofaLv 78 months ago
In most cases yes.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 78 months ago
Sometimes. Sometimes even if one U.S. citizen and one foreigner have a baby in another country, it's still a U.S. citizen. The most famous recent example is the baby of Prince Harry (a British citizen) and his wife. The baby is a U.S. citizen merely because its mother is, even though its father is not.
However, when the baby is born outside the U.S., the parents are supposed to go to a U.S. embassy or consulate and get a consular report of the birth of a U.S. citizen abroad before they return to the U.S. This report cannot be obtained when in the U.S., and may be necessary later to prove that the baby is a citizen.
- 8 months ago
- jimmyLv 78 months ago
A child born to American parents who lives and grows up in another country, will have no loyalty to the USA. They will get a passport from the country they grew up in. They don't have to acknowledge the USA.
- KTJoeLv 78 months ago
American citizens including baby can't be citizens of other country if not then yes American citizen.
- MarkLv 78 months ago