- Father is dual citizen of USA and country A
- Mother is citizen of country A
- Father and mother are not married
- Infant child was born in country A and has been issued passport for country A
- Father, mother, and child live together in country A
- Father does not meet the physical presence test to transmit citizenship to child
- Grandparent does meet the physical presence test to transmit citizenship to child, via form N-600K.
- Country A does not have a visa-waiver agreement with USA (visitors from country A generally apply for a B1/B2 visa)
The child will be registered as a US citizen via the grandparent and form N-600K, but this process has not yet been started (and I've heard can take up to two years). In the meantime, the father, mother, and child would like to travel together to the USA.
Mother already has an approved B2 visa to travel to the USA.
Should the child also apply for a B2 visa as well? Or is there some visa waiver situation here? The instructions for the B2 visa explicitly state that citizens should not fill it out, and although the child is not yet registered as a US citizen, technically they are in fact a US citizen since birth.