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pharmswo
04-10-2006, 01:00 AM
Hi,

My parents were not married. My father a US citizen acknowledged paternity in 1983.

There are PA statutes which allow legitimation for US citizenship they are below. The trouble is those statutes date from 1992. Does anyone know if they will retroactively apply to 1983.

Does anyone know how to get and "official" form which states that one is legitimated?

Regards

Paul

PENNSYLVANIA - Yes, (a) if during the lifetime of the child, the father
openly holds out the child to be his own and either (1) receives it into his home or
(2) provides support for the child. (b) If there is clear and convincing evidence that
the man was the father of the child, which may include a prior court determination of
paternity. 20 Pa C.S.A. Sec. 2107 and 23 PaC.S.A. Sec. 5102. Pennsylvania Statutes
Annotated. (1992)

elklaw
06-03-2006, 08:52 PM
I think you should be looking more to federal law, which controls in immigration. This is a link to getting citizenship thru a parent.
http://shusterman.com/acquisit.html

pharmswo
07-04-2006, 08:18 AM
Hi,

The whole point here is that my parents were not married and that my Father was a US citizen that fufilled residency requirements.

I have to achieve "legitimation"

Regards

Paul

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