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?
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.
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