Born on US Naval Base in Philippines: Father American, Mother Filipino-citizen or no?
Asked Nov 16, 2009, 02:42 PM
On July 10th 1986 I was born on a US Naval Base in the Philippines. My father was in the Navy at the time and I believe he was married to my Filipino mother. I moved to the US when I was 6 in 1992. I was issued a green card. I obviously also had a passport. Both are now gone and lost. I do not know my citizenship status. From my understanding, my circumstances make me a natural U.S. citizen, but why would a U.S. citizen get a green card? I registered to vote and I even voted. How would a non-citizen get to vote? Was citizenship something I should've taken care of before turning 18? My ultimate question is--am I a citizen? Or is there paper work and hoops to jump through?