Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 month ago

What is a domestic born us citizen? ?

If someone is a domestic born US Citizen, were they born in the United States or Abroad?  Are they Naturalized Citizens?

7 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    The term domestic born is not used.

    There are 3 ways to acquire US citizenship:

    1) At birth, called natural-born.

    That can happen because (a) the child was born on US soil (US military bases are NOT US soil, or because the child was born to a US citizen parent who met the requirements of the US Department of State to transfer his or her citizenship to their child at birth.

    2) By act of law.

    That usually happens when a parent naturalizes while their child is still a minor (under age 18). In that case the child becomes a US citizen automatically based on the Child Citizenship Act of 2000.

    3) Via naturalization

    That's a process turning a foreigner into the equal of a US citizen. It requires good moral character and usually at least 5 years permanent residency as a Green Card holder.

    Source(s): An immigrant from Europe, I live on the American Riviera and work as an attorney in Santa Barbara, California.
  • 1 month ago

    You included the word “domestic “in your question which is inside the country. And yes they were born in the United States, so that makes them a US citizen or they could be born abroad to US citizen parents. 

    Naturalized citizen: They were born abroad but went through the legal process to become one. 

    Hope this helps! 

  • 1 month ago

    US citizens are either "natural born citizens" or "naturalized citizens". 

    Being natural born means the individual automatically acquired US citizenship at birth. It can be either due to birth on/above US Territory or born to one or two US citizen parents.

    Being naturalized means the individual had some other citizenship at birth and later became a US citizen through bureaucratic process. 

  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "Domestic" born would mean born inside the borders of the US. But that's different from "natural" born as those can be born on US military bases abroad and such. A naturalized citizen would be just what the title implies, someone who immigrated to the US and obtained citizenship there. 

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  • 1 month ago

    A "born" citizen holds birthright citizenship, due to birth to US citizens (wherever born), or birth in the US. They are not "naturalized."

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Born in the USA..........

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Could be both.

    A person born in the U.S. State or Territory.

    A person born in the Embassy in a foreign land.

    A person born on a U.S. Flagged ship at sea.

    A person born in a foreign county by one or both Parents being U.S. citizen(s). (might also become a duel citizen).

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