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- Registered: 2012-03-29
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2nd or 3rd class U.S. citizen... ???
I moved legally from France to Florida in October 1995, I lived and worked permanently there until April 2002, I was a green card holder until I became a U.S. citizen in August 2000.
May 2011, My wife, my baby girl (born outside the U.S. soil) and I went to our U.S. Consulate to register our baby and also to apply for a SSN and a U.S passport for her.
2 local agents with the presence of our U.S consul verified:
My American passport, my U.S. voter identification, my citizenship certificate and several official documents proving that I have permanently lived in the U.S soil for almost 7 years.
Then they made me complete to forms and asked me to pay the appropriate fees.
After that our U.S. consulate administration kept calling me by phone and sending emails:
" WE NEED MORE EVIDENCE THAT YOU HAVE LIVED PERMANENTLY in U.S. FOR 5 YEARS" .
These the list of the official documents I sent them:
--- Primary proves of evidences:
1 - Transcript of schedule of work from SSA; 1996,97,98,99 and 2000
2 - Copies of Tax return that I still had in my possession, 1999 and 2000
3 - Copy of my Florida Id issued in 1996
4 - Copy of my first work permit issued by the INS office in F.L. in 1996
5 - Copy of my F.L .driver license issued in 1997.
--- Secondary proves of evidences:
1 - A contract and schedule of payments under my name from a nationwide landlord company showing that I have lives in the same Apt during 4 years and 8 months
2 - Several banking and financial documents from 1996 to 2002.
3 - Several paid bills...
4 - My U.S passport showing that I was in the U.S. until April 2002.
I sent them a way beyond what they needed.
After all that our Abroad administration sent me an email asking:
"WE NEED MORES evidence and you need to pay the same fees again".
A BIT ARBITRARY and OUTRAGEOUS !!!
It takes a kid born inside the U.S. soil $ 120 and less than 2 weeks to get a passport.
So far I have already spent $ 1400 (all included) without getting any result, this issue has been going on for a year now.
A BIT ARBITRARY AND OUTRAGEOUS from our abroad administration !!!
The way i feel about it now is that they consider me as a 2nd or 3 rd class U.S citizen, I hope that I am wrong...
Would that be possible for anyone telling me what to do or giving some advices