1.1 Scope of This Article
This article discusses the requirements and procedures for a child born abroad to automatically acquire U.S. citizenship at birth.
The law sets forth different requirements for U.S. citizenship depending on the following factors:
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The Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau has published provisional procedures for visa and residence permit applications. These procedures, effective Sept. 5, were put into implement China’s new Exit-Entry Administration Law (effective July 1) and State Council regulations (effective September 1). The Beijing procedures are “provisional” because it’s expected that the Ministry of Public Security will at some point publish nationwide procedures that will preempt these local procedures. Continue reading “Beijing Provisional Procedures for Visas and Residence Permits”
Reproduced below are instructions distributed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Beijing Field Office for filing the Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. These local instructions supplement the official instructions on the USCIS website. Continue reading “USCIS Beijing Filing Instructions for Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative”