Certificates of citizenship are available for all children in the United States, whether adopted or biological. Although they don't grant U.S citizenship, they act as proof that the individual listed on that certificate is an American citizen. Individuals who have U.S citizenship but were born outside the United States may therefore apply for U.S citizenship through one or both parents. You may also apply for your child's citizenship if you are a U.S citizen.
The first step is to determine the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS is your jurisdiction. You can find the location and address of your local office by entering your zip code or state of residence at the locator page. It's mandatory that you take passport-size photos 30 days before making the application. The photos should be recent and with a white background.
Obtain an N-600 form from the USCIS local office or online and fill all the necessary details on all the seven pages, save for the past nine and ten. Some of the details the applicant must fill in at this point include country of birth, date of birth, current address and the height of the applicant. Note that if the USCIS doesn't have information about the applicant, you will have to submit documents like birth certificates for the applicant and parents, marriage certificates of the parents, legal custody documents, any name change and all the necessary documents that indicate proof of US citizenship Application.
Additionally, the form asks for information about how the applicant initially entered the United States. If the individual entered the country through adoption, he or she must provide certified adoption information about himself or herself. You might also be compelled to provide information regarding any kind of traveling made outside the United States if any. If the applicant completed the form individually, he or she will need to sign and date part 7 of form N-600 or have the one who completed sign on part 8 on his or her behalf.
You will be required to pay some filling fee if the application is being submitted for an adopted child. The fee being charged is subject to change upon the discretion of the concerned authorities in this case, the USCIS. To get your certificate of citizenship processed, you will submit the form along with the passport-size photographs to USCIS office that has jurisdiction over your area of residency.