Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Is Air-Born Baby a US Citizen? Maybe.

Yesterday, I asked whether a child born in U.S. airspace would be a U.S. citizen.

Reader David Bryan has the answer: Yes. Check out 7 FAM 1115 (What Is Birth In U.S. Airspace?) and 7 FAM 1116 (Documenting Birth in U.S. Waters and U.S. Airspace).

As for the actual child born on the China Airlines flight last week, the parents will need "an excerpt of the ship’s/aircraft’s medical log or master/captain’s log, reflecting the time, latitude, and longitude when the birth occurred."


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