What would you think about the recent increase in "border babies"? Pregnant Mexican women go to border checkpoints when they go into labor, end up calling an ambulance and going to U.S. hospitals to give birth (they're closest) so their kids can later claim citizenship if they feel like it, and then go back to Mexico... Costs often born by U.S. taxpayers. I can see their logic, but when side by side w/a case like this involving somebody who's actually a U.S. citizen, it's frustrating :\Jive Turkey wrote:Neither have especially strong ties to the US, and they definitely don't plan to move back. Made my blood boil.
Thank you for your inquiry. We usually do see transcripts in our office from U.S. citizens providing evidence that they lived in the U.S. We are aware that universities and other schools do send transcripts to their graduates, when asked. You may also ask a previous employer in the U.S. to write a letter stating your work experience in the U.S. You could also provide us with your own photocopies of IRS tax returns. We suggest that you bring all documentary evidence that you can to the interview and discuss the situation with the officer. Often, he/she can determine whether applicants meet the requirements based upon the personal interview. If more evidence is needed, he/she will inform you at the interview and you can send it to us later.
On another topic, we encourage all U.S. citizens travelling or living in Taiwan to join AIT's e-mail message service to receive our latest bulletins in the event of an emergency. Just email our group's site at: AIT_Citizensemail@example.com and receive AIT's American Citizen Services information automatically! Also, REGISTER your stay in Taiwan with AIT using the Department of State's website. The system will forward all Taiwan registrants' information to AIT so that we have it locally: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/tips ... _1186.html
Jive Turkey wrote:
The other thing that pisses me off, and I'm pretty sure that I'm correct about this, is that if both parents are US citizens, even if they are naturalized and long ago left the US, then their child can still easily get the consular report of birth. This came to my attention when a colleague of mine at work reported his daughter's birth. I asked him if he needed to take a stack of documents. It turned out that he did not. He and his wife, like many HKers, jumped ship before 1997 and acuqired US citizenship. For them, a US passport is just a handy thing to have. Neither have especially strong ties to the US, and they definitely don't plan to move back. Made my blood boil.
Elegua wrote:Hmm..things must have changed. My wife is not a US citizen and registering our consular births took minimal documentation and about 10min waiting time. I think I just showed my HS & college diplomas.
Jack Burton wrote:usually, things like bank accounts, phone bills, power bills, rental agreements, mortgages, etc., drivers license, credit card bills, with your name and address on the bills. And it wouldn't be just one document (e.g. the bank account doesn't prove residency), but the totality of all those bills and such would show someone that you "were there". (of course, this could be a phantom thing, but that's if the guy gets suspicious).
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