I am a us citizen and my girlfriend is a canadian citizen. If she has has children in canada, what would it take for my kids to become american citizen? Is it a long process or would it just be better for us to have them in the US? She wants to have them in Canada but i want them to be American Citizens.
It is certainly better to give birth in the US. However, it is possible to obtain citizenship for the child but before citizenship can be granted it is necessary to fulfill certain conditions.
Birth Abroad to One Citizen and One Alien Parent in Wedlock: A child born abroad to one U.S. citizen parent and one alien parent acquires U.S. citizenship at birth under Section 301(g) INA provided the citizen parent was physically present in the U.S. for the time period required by the law applicable at the time of the child's birth. (For birth on or after November 14, 1986, a period of five years physical presence, two after the age of fourteen is required. For birth between December 24, 1952 and November 13, 1986, a period of ten years, five after the age of fourteen are required for physical presence in the U.S. to transmit U.S. citizenship to the child.