8 U.S.C. § 1401 : US Code - Section 1401: Nationals and citizens of United States at birth

Search 8 U.S.C. § 1401 : US Code - Section 1401: Nationals and citizens of United States at birth

      The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United
    States at birth:
        (a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the
      jurisdiction thereof;
        (b) a person born in the United States to a member of an
      Indian, Eskimo, Aleutian, or other aboriginal tribe: Provided,
      That the granting of citizenship under this subsection shall not
      in any manner impair or otherwise affect the right of such person
      to tribal or other property;
        (c) a person born outside of the United States and its outlying
      possessions of parents both of whom are citizens of the United
      States and one of whom has had a residence in the United States
      or one of its outlying possessions, prior to the birth of such
      person;
        (d) a person born outside of the United States and its outlying
      possessions of parents one of whom is a citizen of the United
      States who has been physically present in the United States or
      one of its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one
      year prior to the birth of such person, and the other of whom is
      a national, but not a citizen of the United States;
        (e) a person born in an outlying possession of the United
      States of parents one of whom is a citizen of the United States
      who has been physically present in the United States or one of
      its outlying possessions for a continuous period of one year at
      any time prior to the birth of such person;
        (f) a person of unknown parentage found in the United States
      while under the age of five years, until shown, prior to his
      attaining the age of twenty-one years, not to have been born in
      the United States;
        (g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United
      States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an
      alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to
      the birth of such person, was physically present in the United
      States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods
      totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were
      after attaining the age of fourteen years: Provided, That any
      periods of honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United
      States, or periods of employment with the United States
      Government or with an international organization as that term is
      defined in section 288 of title 22 by such citizen parent, or any
      periods during which such citizen parent is physically present
      abroad as the dependent unmarried son or daughter and a member of
      the household of a person (A) honorably serving with the Armed
      Forces of the United States, or (B) employed by the United States
      Government or an international organization as defined in section
      288 of title 22, may be included in order to satisfy the physical-
      presence requirement of this paragraph. This proviso shall be
      applicable to persons born on or after December 24, 1952, to the
      same extent as if it had become effective in its present form on
      that date; and
        (h) a person born before noon (Eastern Standard Time) May 24,
      1934, outside the limits and jurisdiction of the United States of
      an alien father and a mother who is a citizen of the United
      States who, prior to the birth of such person, had resided in the
      United States.