Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship at Birth or by Adoption

While most people know that if you were born in the United States, you are a U.S. Citizen, regardless of the nationality of your parents. Many people are unaware that there are other ways to acquire U.S. Citizenship without going through the Naturalization process.

For example, if you were born outside of the United States, but one or both of your parents were U.S. Citizens at the time of your birth, or if you were adopted by U.S. Citizen parents before your 18th birthday, you may be a U.S. Citizen. There are many variations of the requirements for acquiring citizenship depending on the year and law at the time.

An attorney at Tanner Law Offices, LLC, will be able to evaluate the specific circumstances of your case to determine whether or not you or your loved one may already be a U.S. Citizen. Contact our office today or call our office at 717-836-0471.