Adult Citizenship - Acquisition
This page is intended for adults (over 18 years of age) wishing to make a claim of United States citizenship. If the claim of citizenship is for a child under the age of 18 the attached information is NOT INTENDED for them; in such case, please follow the link named "Consular Report of Birth Abroad".
Persons born abroad (out of United States territory) to U.S. citizen parent/s may have acquired U.S. citizenship at birth. This determination is based upon a variety of factors: the laws in effect at the time of birth, the amount of time the U.S. citizen parent/s have lived in the U.S. prior to the birth, and, in some cases, the marital status of the biological parents.
Complete the required forms and present them at the U.S. Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of the Consular Section in Santo Domingo any Tuesday or Thursday between 7:00AM and 9:30AM, to be able to make an initial determination about your U.S. citizenship. Based on the documents presented by you at that time, if you have a claim to the United States citizenship, a case will be open for you and an interview date will be scheduled.