I’ve done a lot of searching and many of the threads on this topic are 6-10 years old so I’m not sure if much of it is relevant; Apologies if this is an extraneous topic.
My wife is a TW/US dual citizen. I am a US born citizen. We’ve decided to have our baby in TW since her family is there, and everything about the experience appears to be better for her there. Once she’s recovered, did the month long care, and gone through the process for a US citizenship/passport, we’ll bring the baby home.
I’ve read up on the process to get our child citizenship/passport from the AIT site, and there’s one piece that I’m not clear on: Does I, the father, have to be present for the interview? The sequence of events appears to be: I go to TW, baby arrives, schedule interview, wait until it’s safe for the baby to travel to the office, wait 4-6 weeks for documents, travel back. If I have to be there in person for the interview, it might exceed how much time I can take off from work.
Here’s what I’ve been able to find on the topic so far:
https://www.ait.org.tw/u-s-citizen-services/birth/overview/ states “Even if your child holds another nationality, he or she must enter and exit the United States on a U.S. passport.”
"IF ONLY ONE PARENT APPEARS, YOU MUST ALSO SUBMIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Second parent’s notarized written statement or DS-3053 (including the child’s full name and date of birth) consenting to the passport issuance for the child."
The wording seems to imply that I do have to be present for the passport, but I will have to be there for the CRBA. I assume this is also the reason why we can’t just have the baby fly based on TW citizenship/passport?
Thank you all in advance!