My 11 month old was born in the US and therefore a US citizen. We are traveling in 2 weeks and unfortunately we only have her non-US passport and there is no way to get a US passport in time. I suspect we will be able to leave the US but have issues returning. Do you think they will let us board the plane and go into secondary screening upon arrival? I am a US citizen and my husband is a green card holder and my other child is dual citizen but has his US passport. I know they allow children of green card holders born outside the US to fly (https://jp.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/green-card/lpr-child-abroad/) but unfortunately she was born in the US.
I can apply for the passport but it takes 4-6 weeks and I can get someone to overnight it to us if it arrives in time before our return flight, but if it doesn't arrive then are we stuck waiting for the passport before we can return? If i apply for the passport i have to send the only copy of birth certificate to them. Is it better to have the original birth certificate with us?