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  • craigboden
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    My son is almost two years old. I am an American, he is Australian. Born in Australia, I was there, I am on the birth certificate, I pay child support through the gov’t. Is there any hope for me to obtain citizenship or a Permanent Residency so that I can be with him full time?

    Mark
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    Hi mate, would I be right in thinking his mother is an Australian citizen? Permanent resident?

    I gather by the child support comment you guys aren’t together any longer?

    All the best

    Mark

    craigboden
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    You are correct. I am living in Hong Kong, I am a US citizen, unfortunately the mother and I are not together.

    Mark
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    Hi there

    For something as important as this, I would be inclined to seek the advice of a good immigration lawyer mate however based on my own understanding, if your ex has legal custody of your child, the fact your child lives in Australia does not necessarily give you an automatic right to seek permanent residency or citizenship.

    Best wishes

    Mark

    craigboden
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    Thanks for the reply mate. I agree with you. Probably going to have to retain council. Thanks again.

    Mark
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    Best of luck mate! :good:

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