Mk asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 5 months ago

Us citizenship through my dad.. And I did not know!?

Anyway, I just got hired at a new job! Im worried about my status, because my green card is already expired since last year! I didn't renew it because I applied for my citizenship, which turns out I am already a US citizen through my dad! So tomorrow, when I go over with my application with the HR i dont know what to put? Do i put permanent resident with my expired green card? Or a US citizen? Do they ask when did I became a US citizen? How do I prove it to them?

Its weird how . ive had so many jobs and always put im only a permanent resident even tho im a Us citizen thru my dad and immigration never said anything to HR ?

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  • 5 months ago

    If you are a U.S. citizen, you put that you are a U.S. citizen.

  • martin
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Put US citizen. If HR asks why you said permanent resident on your previous jobs, tell them about your dad.

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Do you have a social security number and a driver's license? The important thing is to get squared away with social security. If they say you are a citizen, you are on the federal benefits book and the tax rolls. All other agencies comply with social security. generally, you can't get a state driver's license without the federal social security number. But once you have both, you are good for employment, bank accounts, etc. Make an appointment and talk physically with social security and be sure you are in their system as a citizen. You may need a judge's order from whoever is handling your current mess.

  • 5 months ago

    You are not a U.S. citizen "through" anybody. Unless you were BORN here, or you studied, took the test and passed and were "awarded" a U.S. citizen status, then you are NOT a U.S. citizen. Once your temporary green card expires, you can then apply for a permanent one. Once you are made a "permanent resident", you are still NOT a U.S. citizen. You are a "legal alien".

    Source(s): Went through the process.
    • His father naturalised while he held a greencard as a minor so he automatically got citizenship but was not aware of it.

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  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Look up form I-9. Read it. Read the whole thing. It will tell you what documents you need to show.

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