- Applying for american citizenship American Citizenship is based on the jus soli, also known as birthright citizenship.
Under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside”.
As a result, many women come to the United States for what is called “citizenship tourism”, giving birth on American soil so that their child acquire automatically American Citizenship.
American Citizenship is also acquired at birth by those born abroad from one or both U.S. Citizen parents.
A Consular Report of Birth Abroad is issued by U.S. Consulates abroad upon filing a formal application and supporting documents.
Besides birth in the U.S., American Citizenship can be acquired through the naturalization process.