Good News From The Consulate

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Good News From The Consulate

Postby jennabet » 12 Jan 2011, 23:33

I emailed the consulate this morning with a question about loss of citizenship for minors. In this case, the Great-grandfather was born in Italy and naturalized in 1913.

The Grandfather was also born in Italy and came to America with his father. But he was age 19 and already married at the time his father naturalized.

The answer from the Consulate is as follows:

"To the best of my belief, if Frank Perri was 19 when his father naturalized, then he was not a minor and there is no controversy. However, even if he was a minor at the time, as he was married and living independently it would be exceedingly difficult to argue that he was a dependent child. I believe your fiancee may proceed without qualm to base his claim to citizenship on his grandfather".

UWLAW, you were correct. Thanks so much for your input. You are a big asset to this forum.

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