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I was born in America, but I did not obtain American citizenship because my parents at that time were diplomatic envoys. In general, I traveled as a tourist to America in 2006 with a foreign diplomatic passport (noting that the date and place of my birth in the passport is completely different from my American birth certificate) and there I applied to obtain American citizenship and then left everything and went back to my country. Now I want to go tourism to America for two months. Is it better to apply for travel with the same old diplomatic passport, or to apply with a normal passport? Do I change my data in the passport according to the US birth certificate, or do I keep it as it is?

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    Depending on the jurisdiction, diplomatic passports may only be used when on a diplomatic mission. A host country is not required to grant any form of immunity when the passport holder is not on a reconized diplomatic mission. The question arises why the diplomatic passport has an incorrect date and place of birth. May 9 at 22:15
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    Is your diplomatic passport still valid? What is your other citizenship? Why are the details different to your birth certificate?
    – Traveller
    May 9 at 22:20
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    How can date and and place of birth be different between the certificates? You have only been born once, so only one can be correct. You should try to get the wrong one fixed.
    – Hilmar
    May 10 at 2:08
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    Also Id check into whether you are even eligible for US citizenship based on being born in the US, given there are exemptions around diplomatic staffs children being eligible…
    – Moo
    May 10 at 5:50
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    I also believe that some countries operate with the quirk that children born abroad by parents in diplomatic duty are not legally considered to be born abroad. That may be the reason why the true place of birth differs from offical records and what's stated in a passport. May 10 at 10:17

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You should apply for a normal Yeman passport that is factually correct in every way

  • especially the correct place of birth

... I applied to obtain American citizenship and then left everything and went back to my country

Did you 'apply' for or did you 'claim' US citizenship based on on your birth certificate?

More importantly, did you inform them that your parents, at the time of your birth, had a diplomatic status (i.e. were not 'subject to the jurisdiction of the United States')?

  • not doing this would be considered deception
    • for which you then have problems that may be difficult to resolve

I traveled as a tourist to America in 2006 with a foreign diplomatic passport (noting that the date and place of my birth in the passport is completely different from my American birth certificate)

Were you a minor at the time when the passport was issued and traveled?

Collect proof that your father (I assume) was actually officialy appointed as a diplomat to the United States and accepted as such by the United States (the US State Department should have records of this, since they must accept such appointments).

If you have the passports they used at the time of your birth (showing under what conditions they were admitted to the United States), that will be very helpfull.

If your father was only visiting the United States, possibly without a diplomatic visa in his diplomatic passport, then it may very well be that they were 'subject to the jurisdiction of the United States' during that visit.
This must be properly documented.


With this information (where required with translations), have a qualified1) lawyer compile a letter that would accompany a visa application.

Goal of this letter would be to clarify the situation in a manor that all of the more complicated aspects are clear2).

Due to the present situation in Yemen, US documents should preferably be used2) where practical.

1): who understands exactly when a person is 'subject to the jurisdiction of the United States' or not
2): if your qualified lawyer doesn't understand the reason why, get another lawyer!

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  • I just want to visit America for two months and go back to my children. I want the easiest, safest and fastest way to get a visa.
    – Zezo
    May 12 at 22:55
  • @Zezo Your commnt contains information that is not exactly what I understand under 'factually correct in every way'. Deception leads to bans. Follow the advise given the answer. May 13 at 4:16

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